Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand swing should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet when you swing. This can make it extremely difficult to take the ball back if this occurs.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using an even grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done 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 then over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch if you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.