Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct 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. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to 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 when you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to move properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be dangerous since it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you are a left handed player. This will help prevent either the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.