Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tight or loose and end up hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity 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. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you must be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For beginners the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if you are left handed. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.