Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone 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 further than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they don’t know enough about the proper way to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is called cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is pointing from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could decrease your power and ability generate power. In order to get your arm to move properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It could cause you to not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. One way to address this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, your knees bent, and keeping your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are left handed, and it should face your waist if left-handed. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.