Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they don’t know how to use the right muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit 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 the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be very difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could be dangerous since it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. 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 you don’t give any part of your body too much room.