Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players often struggle to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about how to position themselves to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should be curved towards your top. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For instance, if, for example, you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. It can make it very difficult to capture the ball when this happens.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you miss the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with a neutral grip or in a manner similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this problem is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket in front of your skull, 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. The racket should be facing your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if left-handed. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and lower your hips, making sure you do not give either side of your body any room to swing.