Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands because of the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with their backhands as they aren’t aware about the proper way to set themselves up to hit a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most crucial aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball and making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to hit the ball in the right way every time.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body as you approach the top of your follow-through. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A hook with a low angle will have a natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will determine the type of shots you should be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders must not leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it can be extremely difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and create a great backswing. To get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could cause injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is also an crucial factor to ensure the grip you have. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand draped across their body. The left arm of beginner players is often carried over their body. The majority of coaches advise holding the club with a neutral grip or a style similar to a baseball position. Holding the club 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 are more likely to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to over-turn their wrists, and they do not have a proper grip. This problem can be solved by holding the racket with neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulder. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will help prevent either the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight and lower your hips so that you don’t allow either side of your body a chance to swing.