Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about the proper way to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball in the event that this happens.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to move properly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left-handed. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.