Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For those who are just beginning their left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are a right handed player 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 occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.