Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about how to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball 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 strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, 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.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried across their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.