Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about how to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Remember that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to move properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could cause injury. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is typically carried across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by using neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.