Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands because of inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the 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 hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with the more natural 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.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side , not towards your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to move properly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can cause injuries. It can cause you miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners 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 advise holding the club with a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you are left handed. 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 to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.