The Tennis Podcast

Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they do not know how to use the right muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to 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 contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.

Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as 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 need to be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.

Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.

When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could result in injury. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.

The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend using an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.

Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.

Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. 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 help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.