Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles in is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport 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 tight or loose, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For beginners the left arm is typically carried across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by using a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if left handed and should be facing your waist if left-handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.