Tennis is one of the most played sports in the world. Tennis is a sport that anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their ability 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 don’t know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due to lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be a pro at the sport.
The grip is the most important aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and 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 proper position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should start out straight and then curve toward the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow through. This is known as a cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook will begin with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots that you should be learning. If you are practicing the bank shot technique, your forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders remain in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders must not be removed from the socket or tennis racquet during your swing. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball in the event that this happens.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arm to your side can actually reduce your power and your ability to generate power. You need to have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It could cause you to miss the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle you stand at. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their bodies. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually slung across their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip or in a similar way to a baseball grip. The club should be held in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have problems with their forearms. If players have an open stance forehand they are more likely to turn their wrists and do not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Tennis players with open stance forehands should try to have a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, your knees bent and your elbows locked.
Tennis players that have a non-dominant hand should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch in case you are left handed and should be facing your waist if you are a left handed player. This will prevent the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, make sure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.