Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you should be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get 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. While you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and your ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could cause injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.