Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles in to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you need to master. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure a good grip. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. 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 help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.