Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. There are two primary types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off 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 in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not to your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip could cause injury. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position will help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a good grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.