Tennis is a very well-known sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. 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. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you need to master. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate correctly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. 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 prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.