Tennis is one of the most loved sports played 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 level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to use the right muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve towards 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 low arc or hook starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you must be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. While you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could 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 wear their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches advise using an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.