Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order 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 want to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tight or loose and end up hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you must be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this occurs.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. To allow your arm to rotate correctly you need to have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if left handed and should be facing your waist if you are a left handed player. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.