Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone 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 forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most crucial element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose and end up missing the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball and allow your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side , not towards your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could lead to injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by using a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. 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 handed should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if left handed and should be facing your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.