Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach 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 must be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to move freely. Remember that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For beginners the left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. 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 do not give either side of your body any space to swing.