Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets 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 while your arms move freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to move properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left 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 over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much space.