Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play from beginners to professional. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball farther 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 proper muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of holding their racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is known as a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you must be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball, allowing your arms to swing freely. Be aware that your shoulders should never be removed from the socket or racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not towards your backside. By putting your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. To allow your arm to rotate correctly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injuries.
Another crucial aspect of the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm slung across their body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral position will ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This problem can be solved by using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over 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. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing, keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips, making sure you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.