Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill 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 properly use the right muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will determine what 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 will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to move properly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can lead to injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left handed. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.