Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because 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 aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most important element of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side and not towards your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. To get your arm to rotate properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if you’re left-handed. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.