Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands because of inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and what is the best way 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 nice backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
The grip is the most important element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not to your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens 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 could be very dangerous because it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injury.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. For beginners the left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards 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 occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.