Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to pros. There are two primary types of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they don’t know how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely and end up missing the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing 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 a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. 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.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not towards your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could decrease your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could be very dangerous because it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and above their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.