Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to pros. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball in the event that this happens.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can reduce your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if left handed, and it should face your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.