Tennis Footwork Drills

Tennis is a very well-known sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.

The grip is the most important aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball, making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the proper position.

Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get 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 even as your arms move freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.

When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is directed from your side , not to your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. In order to get your arm to move properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injury.

Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.

Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.

Tennis players that have a dominant hand should move the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you are a left handed player. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.