Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they don’t know how to use the right muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is called a high arc or cut 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 you should be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
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 are free to move. While you swing, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could decrease your power and ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This can result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. If a player has an open stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you are a left handed player. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body a chance to swing.