Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they don’t 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 the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring the grip you have. 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 typically carried over their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to have 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 non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if left handed and should be facing your waist if left-handed. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.