Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets 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 while your arms move freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not to your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could result in injuries. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure a good grip. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with a neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are left handed, and it should face your waist if you’re left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.