Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect 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 correctly in the right position.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you must be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball and allow your arms to move freely. Remember that your shoulders must never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back if this occurs.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not towards your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure a good grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if left handed. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.