Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be divided into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they aren’t aware about the proper way to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path 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 shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you should be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. Remember that your shoulders must never move away from the socket or the racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can reduce your power and your ability generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can cause injury. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
Another important aspect in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest using a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists and not have a proper grip. This issue can be fixed by using neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.