Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. 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 often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side , not towards your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you are a left handed player. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.