Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. 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 farther than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could be dangerous since it can cause you lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For beginners the left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in the neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by using an upright 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. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.