Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely and end up missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back in the event that this occurs.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not towards your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you’re left-handed. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.