Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to use the right muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about how to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball in the event that this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could be dangerous since it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with 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 over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.