Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball when this occurs.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability generate power. To allow your arm to move properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or like 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.
Open stance forehand tennis players 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 they do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by using neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.