Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose, and end up either hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you must be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. To get your arm to move properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can cause injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with the neutral grip or like a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.