Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold 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 swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball in the event that this occurs.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with a neutral grip or like a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if a left handed player. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.