Tennis is one of the most popular sports played in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professional. There are two major types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they don’t know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most critical element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they swing at the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should start out 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 low arc or hook starts with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. While you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball in the event that this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You must have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injuries.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and have their left hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend that you hold the club with an open grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be done by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should hold the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.