Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing 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 hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as a 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 determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball when this happens.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure a good grip. Most tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.