Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit 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’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you need to master. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing will naturally move towards the top as you move 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 while your arms are free to move. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arms to your side can actually decrease your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to move properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can cause injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if you are a left handed player. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.