Tennis is among the most loved sports in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to pros. There are two main types of tennis players. They are classified based on their ability to hit the ball more than a forehand or backhand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about how to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on your grip. Many beginners make the mistake of holding the racket too tight or loosely and then miss the ball and making poor contact or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other important factor to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow through. This is known as 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 kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you’re practicing the bank shot technique the forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Remember to always swing with your shoulders aligned with the ball. This helps to keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. While you swing, your shoulders should not be able to leave the socket of your racquet. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back when this occurs.
When you approach the ball, make sure that your arm is directed from your side and not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken the ability of your arm to generate power and create a great backswing. To get your arm to rotate properly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip can be very dangerous because it can cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to overextend your arm. This could result in injury.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring a good grip. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their bodies. For beginners their left arm is usually slung across their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club with a neutral grip or like a baseball position. The club should be held in a neutral posture will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players with open stance forehands tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by using neutral grip. Closed grips are ideal for tennis players who have an open forehand. This can be done by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket above their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right-handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t allow any side of your body too much room.