Tennis is a very well-known sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need 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 error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you must be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side and not your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could lead to injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with 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 are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left-handed. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.