Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. There are two main types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most important element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players 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 hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you should be learning. For example, if 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.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can decrease your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to move properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it could cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try 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 that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the-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.