Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about how to effectively engage their muscles and what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
The grip is the most important aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move 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 while your arms are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the racquet’s socket. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball in the event that this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis players are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For those who are just beginning their left arm is usually slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with a 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 forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with 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 an even grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch in case you are left handed, and it should face your waist if you’re left-handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.