Tennis is one of the most loved sports in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier 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 swing will naturally turn 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 and allow your arms to swing with ease. Remember that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back when this happens.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed towards your side, and not to your backside. By putting your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To allow your arm to move properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can result in injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move 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 left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.