Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play, from beginners to professional. There are two primary types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most crucial element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path 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 cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you need to master. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Remember that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you’re left handed. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.