Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and what to do to hit forehands that are strong. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose and end up missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you need to master. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a good grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.