Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to pros. There are two major categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and what is the best way 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 solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can reduce your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can cause injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For beginners, their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left-handed. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.