Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not towards your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. To get your arm to move properly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could cause injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if left handed, and it should face your waist if a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.