Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they do not know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to position themselves to hit a solid backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most important aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket correctly in the right position.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand swing 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 cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you need to master. If you are practicing the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing path will naturally curve toward the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball while your arms move freely. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. If this happens, it will be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When you approach the ball, ensure that your arm is pointed from your side , not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and generate a good backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate properly, you must have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can lead to injury. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you overextend your arms. This can result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring a good grip. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. For beginners the left arm is usually carried across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with the neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with a neutral grip. Closed grips are best for players with 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 have a non-dominant handed 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 face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.