Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two main types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about how to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most critical element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always 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 are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can decrease your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly you need to be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can 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 problems with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.