Tennis is a very popular sport. It is a sport anyone can play, from beginners to professionals. There are two primary categories of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of insufficient knowledge about how to position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most important element of the 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 letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will determine what type of shots you should be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to move freely. Remember that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be extremely difficult to take the ball back.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not to your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and ability generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s movement. A weak grip can result in injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For beginners their left arm is usually carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip, or a style similar to a baseball posture. A neutral grip will stop you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists and not have a good grip. This problem can be solved by using an upright grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket behind your skull, keeping your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulder. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are an right-handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you are left-handed. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any space to swing.