Tennis is a very well-known sport. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or like a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are a right handed player, and it should face your waist if you are a left handed player. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.