Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they don’t know how to use the right muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about how to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. 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 will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not towards your backside. The arm that is rotated to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is typically carried across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.