Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the error 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. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you need to master. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. To get your arm to move properly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure a good grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by using a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left 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 happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.