Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. There are two main types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles in to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to move freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not towards your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and above 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 lower your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.