Tennis is among 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 ability to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands because of inexperience with how to effectively engage their muscles in to do to hit forehands that are strong. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. These two areas are essential to the sport and must be addressed.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket to tight or loose and end up not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or having the racket break off when they swing at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is referred to as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. For instance, if you are practicing a technique referred to as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. It can make it very difficult to take the ball back when this happens.
As you approach the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can decrease your power and ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to lose the ball or can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure the grip you have. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For beginners the left arm is typically carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to use 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 with a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left handed. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much space.