Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To get your arm to move properly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injuries.
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 slung across the body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing 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. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.