Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to pros. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball further 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 or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose and end up missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you must be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to move properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by using neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.