Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two main types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty 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. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake 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. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you should be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to move properly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For beginners the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest 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 isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.