Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit 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’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards 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 hook with a low arc starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s 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 keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball if this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side , not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing 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 twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with 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 are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.