Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. There are two main types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either missing the ball 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 in the right way every time.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you should be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball and allow your arms to move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For beginners the left arm is usually slung across their body. The majority of coaches advise using a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by using an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.