Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Everyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. There are two major types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a forehand or backhand. Tennis players are often unable to hit forehands due to the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to 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 depends on the grip you use. Many new players make the mistake of holding their racket in a way that is too loose or tight and then miss the ball and 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 correct position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the kind of shots you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball when you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you get close to the ball, ensure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. You need to have a strong grip to control your arm’s rotation. Having a weak grip can be dangerous since it could cause you to lose the ball or could cause you to extend your arm. This can result in injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. For beginners their left arm is usually slung over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in an open grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip can stop you from swinging with an arm that is not dominant.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. A great solution to this issue is to hold the racket with an even grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by placing the racket behind your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a dominant hand should move the racket over their heads and then over their shoulder. The racket should face your crotch if a right handed player and should be facing your waist if you are left-handed. This will help prevent either the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from happening. When you swing keep your wrists straight and down your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body any room to swing.