Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two main types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, 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 essential to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type 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 shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this happens.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To get your arm to move properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have problems 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 an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind 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. The racket should face your crotch in case you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any space to swing.