Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the proper 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 good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can decrease your power and ability generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can lead to injury. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.