Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not towards your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. To get your arm to rotate correctly, you must have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For those who are just beginning their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.