Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about how to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get 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 and allow your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are the best choice for 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 dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing 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.