Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. 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. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are left handed, and it should face your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.