Tennis is among the most popular sports in the world. Tennis is a game that anyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball more and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a strong backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important aspects of the game have to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the proper position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand swing path should curve towards your top. This is called a high arc or cut shot. A low arc or hook starts with the more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand’s swing path will naturally shift towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms move freely. Remember that your shoulders must not move away from the socket or the tennis racquet during your swing. If this happens, it could be very difficult to take the ball back.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. By putting your arm on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. You must have a strong grip to control the rotation of your arm. A weak grip can lead to injuries. It could cause you to lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could lead to injury.
The angle of your stance is an important factor in ensuring 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 newbies is often carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in an open grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Open stance forehand tennis players are more likely to have problems with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. A great way to solve this issue is to hold the racket using a neutral grip. Closed grips are the best choice for players with an open forehand. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players with a dominant hand should move the racket above their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right-handed player the racket should be facing your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will prevent the over the head swing and the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight as you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.