Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not leave the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on 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 head and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch in case you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you are a left handed player. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.