Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles in to do to hit forehands that are strong. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you should be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball in the event that this happens.
As you approach the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if left-handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.