Blackburn Tennis Center

Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.

The grip is the most critical aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.

Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type 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 you get closer to the ball.

Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball in the event that this happens.

When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side , not to your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could cause injury.

Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of beginners is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.

Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by using an upright grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.

Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should hold the racket above their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if left handed. 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, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.