Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly 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 properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball or making a poor 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 proper position.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you should be learning. 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.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could cause injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For beginners their left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.