Tennis is a very well-known sport. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge 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 your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you should be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually decrease your power and ability generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be dangerous since it could cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.