Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in which order 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 strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
The grip is the most crucial element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you need to master. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing towards your side, and not towards your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could cause injury. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injuries.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For beginners, their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance tend to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. A great solution to this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt 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 that have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body a chance to swing.