Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two primary types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tight or loose and end up hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. Remember that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball in the event that this happens.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to move properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be dangerous since it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. For beginners their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. The club should be held in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if a left handed player. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.