Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they don’t 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 because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you must be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball if this happens.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a left 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 occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.