Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this happens.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. In order to get your arm to move properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For those who are just beginning their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.