Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their to hit the ball more and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they aren’t aware of how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands or in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they do not know enough about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
The grip is the most critical element of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either hitting the ball too far, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots you need to master. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This helps to 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 can make it very difficult to capture the ball if this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Moving your arm to the side could reduce your power and ability to generate power. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can result in injuries. It can cause you lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a similar way to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with an even grip. Tennis players with open stance forehand must try to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket on your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips, making sure you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.