Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding their 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 in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you must be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side , not to your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to rotate properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket using 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 hand should move the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.