Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to use the right muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about how to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are essential 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 their 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 right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low angle will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to move freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball in the event that this occurs.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side , not your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually decrease your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to move properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is another important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if you are a right handed player and should be facing your waist if left-handed. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips to ensure that you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.