Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Tennis is a game that everyone can play, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves in order to hit a solid backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the kind of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to move properly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip could lead to injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. If a player has an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.