Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball when this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side and not your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. To get your arm to move properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by using a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left-handed. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.