Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side , not to your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in 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 who have open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with 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 non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-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 space.