Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a good 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 sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing from your side , not towards your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. To get your arm to rotate properly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.