Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight 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 low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. This can make it extremely difficult to catch the ball when this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually reduce your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players 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 advise that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a good grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players who have an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you are left handed. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as 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 room to swing.