Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you should be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps 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 socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. To get your arm to move properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It can cause you miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.