Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball in the event that this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not to your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice 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 hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are a right handed player, and it should face your waist if left-handed. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.