Tennis is among the most played sports in the world. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands because of inexperience with how to properly engage their muscles and in what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of knowledge on how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who wish to be successful in the game.
A successful tennis swing depends on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or even having the racket fall off when they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball accurately every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you must be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders squared with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this occurs.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability to generate power. To get your arm to rotate correctly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It can cause you not to hit the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can lead to injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important aspect to ensure a good grip. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend using a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral posture will aid in preventing a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Forehand tennis players who have an open stance are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved 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 move the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.