Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. 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. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you need to master. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. Be aware that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing from your side , not to your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to move properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
Another key factor in 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 slung across their body. Most coaches recommend using an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. The club should be held in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the 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 any room to swing.