Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most critical aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you should be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side could reduce your power and your ability generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is another crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For those who are just beginning the left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position can help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.