Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about how to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most crucial element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you should be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can lead to injury. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis beginners are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend using an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch in case you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.