Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with 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 get closer to the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to move properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with a neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind 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 then over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if left handed, and it should face your waist if left handed. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.