Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is called cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems 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 an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.