Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you need to master. If you are practicing 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 when you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball when this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could be dangerous since it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.