Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands and in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tightly or loosely and end up not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is called a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot your forehand swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball, allowing your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. It could make it extremely difficult to catch the ball if this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To allow your arm to move properly it is essential to be able to grip the club. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could cause injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand draped across their body. For beginners, their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for tennis players with an open forehand. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket above 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 face towards your waist. This will stop the over-the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.