Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should begin straight 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 low arc or hook would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise using an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.