Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport everyone 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 more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball and allow your arms to move freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and your ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can cause injury. It could cause you to miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by using neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.