Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance 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 approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to move freely. Remember that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side , not to your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could result in injury. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. For beginners the left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.