Tennis is one of the most popular sports played 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 ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you must be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Remember that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues 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 using an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.