Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles in to do to hit forehands that are strong. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is called cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To get your arm to move properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.