Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be grouped 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 in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important 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 the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will 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 it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not to your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and your ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.