Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Tennis is a sport that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
The grip is the most important aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side , not to your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches advise using an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by using an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are a left handed player. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.