Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. It is a sport everyone 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 with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side and not towards your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. The club should be held in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt 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 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 and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.