Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you must be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing 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 the ball, allowing your arms to move freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the racquet’s socket. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this happens.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not to your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could cause injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. The club should be held in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be done 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 shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.