Tennis is a very well-known sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two main categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you 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 of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you should be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing 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 take the ball back when this occurs.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure a good grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with an open grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should point towards your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.