Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should be curved towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. While you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back if this happens.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate correctly you need to be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis players are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads 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 head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.