Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be 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 proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you must be learning. For instance, if 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.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. 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 must never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually decrease your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can lead to injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.