Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. There are two major categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they don’t know how to engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they do not know enough about how to properly position themselves for a great backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely and end up not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you should be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this happens.
As you approach the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand spread across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is typically carried across their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open-stance forehand, they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This issue can be resolved by using an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to have 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 who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.