Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play, from beginners to pros. There are two primary types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about the proper way to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach 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 a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward 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 while your arms swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back if this occurs.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To get your arm to move properly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand slung across the 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. By holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.