Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. There are two primary types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier 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 course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side , not towards your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For beginners the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.