Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two major types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about how 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 new players make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
Another thing to keep in mind 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 low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you must be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball when this happens.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could be dangerous since it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left-handed. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.