Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles and what to do to hit forehands that are strong. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you must be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this happens.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control the rotation of your arm. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can lead to injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches suggest using an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.