Tennis is a very well-known sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about how to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should start out 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 high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not to your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could cause injuries. It could cause you to lose 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. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is usually carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this problem 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 done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and 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 room to swing.