Tennis is a very popular sport. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to professional. 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 typically struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and what 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 solid backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect 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.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball if this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For beginners the left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if you are an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if you are a left handed player. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.