Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professionals. There are two main categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tight or loose and end up hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or even 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 chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can reduce your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It can cause you miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are left handed, and it should face your waist if left handed. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.