Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to professional. There are two primary types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loose and end up hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you should be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not towards your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. By holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.