Tennis is a very well-known sport. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could cause injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left-handed. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.