Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to properly engage their muscles in order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to lack of knowledge on how to position themselves in order to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial element of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they swing at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing 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 high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low arc will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you should be learning. For instance, 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 get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball, allowing your arms to move freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back if this occurs.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not towards your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability generate power. In order to get your arm to move properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring an effective grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is usually carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral posture will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should face your crotch if you are an right-handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re left handed. This will stop the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.