Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to 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 always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball if this occurs.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not to your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to move properly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip can result in injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball grip. The club should be held in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.