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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 2002, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of forehand do you have?

I used to have an eastern forehand, but just recently I've changed it to a semi-western, because I think you've got more possibilities with it. But I didn't expect it to be so effective! The shots that I hit with a semi-western forehand have a perfect length and a difficult bounce. I'm also really amazed about the speed you can generate with such a grip! I'm really glad I've changed it!

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I use Semi-Western with an open stance forehand

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I modeled my forehand after Bjorn Borg when I was 10, then Hana Mandlikova around 15 and from then on Steffi Graf.

Of course my forehand has never even remotely resembled any of the above mentioned, 'cept in my wild on court imagination. It's probably more Tracy Austin than anything.
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I use a Western Forehand, its my favorite shot

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I have a fairly normal forehead, thankyou for asking

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I have a Western Forehand.. but it's like my worst side. I make so, so, so many errors on that side LOL.

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i dont know just hit..lol..yesterday i played from 11am-6.30pm with some friends inc. someone from this board who i wont embaress...anyway i found i hit it flat and deep at first, by the end of the day it started to be topspin and midcourt...by the end i was barely able to swing it !

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2 handed forehand, as if there's anyother type to use....
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I have a semi as well. I love my forehand, but my backhand, which used to be my best shot, is now a major weakness. Oh well! Sometimes it is on fire and is still my best shot, but usually it can make some wild errors. My backhand volley however, is pretty good.

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A bad one.
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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old Aug 31st, 2002, 03:40 AM
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Semi-western... closed stance most of the time

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I know what an open stance and closed stance are, and I always hit open stance. But I'm not sure about the grips

Can somebody explain?

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post #13 of 28 (permalink) Old Aug 31st, 2002, 05:55 AM
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I have something between a semi-western and a western. I don't like it though, its my weaker wing


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post #14 of 28 (permalink) Old Aug 31st, 2002, 06:00 AM
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I've got an eastern forehand but I tend to hit with WAY too much topspin. So I'm trying out the semi-western.
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post #15 of 28 (permalink) Old Aug 31st, 2002, 06:36 AM
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eastern forehand too

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