Tennis is a very well-known sport. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to pros. There are two main categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball further than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they do not know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most important element of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket to tight or loose, and end up either missing the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut or high arc shot. A low arc or hook would start out with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with your ball which allows your arms to swing freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders must never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be very difficult to capture the ball.
As you approach the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and produce a strong backswing. You need a solid grip to control your arm’s movement. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injury.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players 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 advise that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players who have an open forehand. 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 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 left-handed player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips to ensure that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.