Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and need to 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 either missing the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you should be learning. 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 move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. To get your arm to move properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could cause injuries. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches suggest using an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. 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 hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.