Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you need to master. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by using neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are 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 point towards your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if left handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.