Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. 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 and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loose, and end up either hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots 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.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can lead to injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a manner 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.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any part of your body too much room.