Tennis is one of the most played sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two main types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. This is why these two essential aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you must be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball in the event that this happens.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be dangerous since it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This can lead to injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have 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 using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if a left handed player. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.