Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tight or loose, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. To allow your arm to rotate correctly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. For beginners the left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.