Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, 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 backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most important element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity 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 towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you need to master. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can decrease your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could cause injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. 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 over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.