Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware 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 want to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, 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 when you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders must never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball when this happens.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of 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 recommend that you hold the club in a neutral grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.