Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands because of a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to swing freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch in case you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you are left handed. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.