Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip 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 in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing 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 referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind 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 move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball when this occurs.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side , not your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To allow your arm to rotate correctly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.