Tennis is a very popular sport. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to professional. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their 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 right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you reach 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 a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you must be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets 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 must never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back in the event that this occurs.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are ideal for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.