Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier 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 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 helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball when this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is typically carried across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing 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 help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.