Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to pros. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they do not know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path 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 will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side and not to your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in a neutral grip or like a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.