Tennis is one of the most loved sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two main 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 have difficulty with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it can be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and ability generate power. To get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could result in injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important factor in ensuring a good grip. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in the neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to have 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 be facing your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left-handed. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.