Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most important element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could result in injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. For beginners, their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. Holding the club in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are a left handed player. This will stop 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 so that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.