Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to use the right muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing 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 cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not towards your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left-handed. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. 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.