Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about how to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as 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 need to master. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not to your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to move properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as 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 crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually carried across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.