Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not to your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could result in injuries. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure a good grip. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches advise using an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if a left handed player. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.