Tennis is a very well-known sport. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about how to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you be unable to catch the ball, or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if a left handed player. This will help prevent either the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.