Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to move freely. Remember that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side , not towards your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.