Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you must be learning. For instance, if 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.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball when this occurs.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side , not your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be dangerous since it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if left handed. This will help prevent either the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.