Tennis is a very popular sport. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you must be learning. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known 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, allowing your arms to swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this occurs.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure a good grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in the neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch in case you are left handed and should be facing your waist if left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.