Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands because of a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake 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 best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you need to master. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball when this occurs.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arms towards your side can decrease your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to move properly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches suggest using an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.