Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. 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.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side , not to your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can reduce your power and your ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate properly, you must be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.