Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two main categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with 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 using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with 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 over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.