Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to use the right muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. 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. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To allow your arm to move properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in the neutral grip or like a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
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 not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and above 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 face towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.