Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. There are two main categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you must be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not towards your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.