Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone 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 backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
The grip is the most crucial element of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off when they swing 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.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball if this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side and not your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injury. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring a good grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. For beginners the left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a good grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.