Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential 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 too loose or tight and then miss 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.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you need to master. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side , not towards your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to move properly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend 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 good grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.