Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally move 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 in constant contact with your ball and allow your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side , not towards your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend using an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using an upright grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are left handed and should be facing your waist if a left handed player. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.