Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professional. There are two primary types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to use the right muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this occurs.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not to your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could 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 could cause injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For beginners the left arm is usually carried 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 stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left handed. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.