Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket 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 give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards 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 will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you must be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball in the event that this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to move properly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip can result in injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are a left handed player. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as 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 space to swing.