Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down 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 sport.
The grip is the most critical element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand 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 high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you should be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For beginners the left arm is typically carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.