Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Remember that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with an upright grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.