Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professional. There are two major categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most crucial element of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other important factor to remember 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 called a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets 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 which allows your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back when this happens.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not to your backside. Moving your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to move properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can lead to injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. 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.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are left handed, and it should face your waist if left-handed. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.