Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip could lead to injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches suggest using an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if left-handed. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.