Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. There are two major categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to a lack of knowledge about how to properly engage their muscles and in what to do to hit forehands that are strong. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about how to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand swing should begin straight and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet when you swing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can result in injuries. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For beginners the left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.