Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to use the right muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve upwards towards 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 low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the 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 when you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball if this happens.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if you are left handed. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.