Tennis is a very popular sport. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side , not to your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral posture will 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. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.