Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball and 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 strike the ball correctly every time.
The other thing you need 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 shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is 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 aligned with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back in the event that this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring a good grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is typically carried across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be done 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 above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if a left handed player. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.