Tennis is a very popular sport. Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, 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. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they don’t know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at 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.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by using neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.