Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. There are two main types of tennis players. They can be classified according to 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 properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about how to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing 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 opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. To allow your arm to move properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can lead to injury. It could cause you to miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is usually carried across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way 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 forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using an upright grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move 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 lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.