Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket fall off while they swing at 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.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders must never be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To allow your arm to move properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can cause injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. For beginners the left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in the neutral grip or like a baseball position. By holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left handed. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.