Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they do not know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most important element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side and not towards your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For beginners their left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing 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 lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much space.