Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down 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 crucial element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you need to master. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this occurs.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability generate power. To get your arm to move properly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in injury.
Another important aspect 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. For beginners their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if left-handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much space.