Tennis is among the most played sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands because of a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles in to do to hit forehands that are strong. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they don’t know enough about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.