Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands because of inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are crucial to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you should be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball in the event that this happens.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not towards your backside. Moving your arm to the side could decrease your power and ability generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in injuries.
Another important aspect 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 their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket in front of their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you’re left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.