Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a nice backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you need to master. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball if this happens.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. To allow your arm to rotate correctly, you must hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by using neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.