Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path 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 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 tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not towards your backside. The arm that is rotated to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise using an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. 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 have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you are left-handed. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.