Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about how to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you should be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. To get your arm to rotate correctly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if left handed and should be facing your waist if you are left-handed. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.