Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to professionals. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get 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 which allows your arms to swing with ease. Remember that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. 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 typically carried across their body. Most coaches suggest using an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right 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 stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.