Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professional. 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 often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they aren’t aware about how to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the 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 swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or like a baseball position. 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. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if a right handed player, and it should face your waist if a left handed player. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.