Tennis is a very well-known sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball further 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 what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball when this happens.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can result in injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure a good grip. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or like a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if left handed, and it should face your waist if you are left handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.