Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you must be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets 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 as your arms move freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to rotate properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring a good grip. Most tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players 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 using neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left-handed. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as 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 give either side of your body any space to swing.