Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
The grip is the most crucial element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you must be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to rotate correctly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with 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 be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.