Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you need to master. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could cause injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring a good grip. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.