Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. There are two primary types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you need to master. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Remember that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back if this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and generate a good backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could result in injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of newbies is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t 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 problem can be solved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any room to swing.