Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose and end up missing the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve upwards towards 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 low arc or hook starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you should be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and do not have a good grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.