Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other thing you need to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more 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’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Be aware that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To get your arm to move properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. 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 can result in injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.