Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on 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 in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can reduce your power and your ability generate power. In order to get your arm to move properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can lead to injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed 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 as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.