Tennis is a very well-known sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when 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 be aware of is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, 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.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to move properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left-handed. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.