Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their level to hit the ball farther and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with hitting forehands because they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. In the same way, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about the proper way to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. These two areas are vital to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing depends on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to be aware of is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is called cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you should be learning. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing path will naturally curve toward the top as you get closer to the ball.
Keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball which allows your arms to move freely. When you swing, your shoulders should not leave the socket of your racquet. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to catch the ball.
When you are approaching the ball, ensure that your arm is pointing from your side , not towards your backside. Moving your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate properly you need to be able to grip the club. A weak grip can cause injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
Another crucial aspect of the proper grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will prevent you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand, they tend to twist their wrists and not have a good grip. This issue can be resolved by using an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, with your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you’re a left handed player. This will prevent the over the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any part of your body too much space.