Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind 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 turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could result in injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.