Tennis is among the most popular sports played in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to professional. There are two major categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to excel at the sport.
The grip is the most important aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making a poor 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.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique known 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 whenever you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. Remember that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side , not towards your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could cause injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with the neutral grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open-stance forehand, they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are left handed, and it should face your waist if left-handed. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much space.