Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to use the right muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
The grip is the most crucial element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight 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 give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be dangerous since it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring a good grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.