Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. There are two main types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Remember that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. To get your arm to move properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.