Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you should be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this occurs.
When approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not to your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginners is often slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left handed. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.