Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided 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 because of inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles in to do to hit forehands that are strong. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most crucial element of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing path 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 called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you need to master. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward 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 remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side and not to your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken 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 rotation. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left-handed. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.