Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a great backhand down the court. These two areas are crucial to the game and must be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tight or loose and end up hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball accurately every time.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is referred to as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot, your forehand swing will naturally shift towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side and not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To get your arm to move properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip could be extremely dangerous as it could cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their left hand slung across the body. The left arm of newbies is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehand should attempt 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. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left-handed. This will stop the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.