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View Poll Results: Which Grip Do You Use For Your Forehand?
Eastern Grip 19 34.55%
Semi-Western Grip 27 49.09%
Western Grip 7 12.73%
Other (Cant really think of another but I dont want to discriminate) 2 3.64%
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post #16 of 38 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2011, 12:34 AM
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Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

I use semi-western and hit a pretty loopy ball on that side. It's great when I play on clay, but lately I've been playing on hard courts so I try more to hit my 2-handed bh which is flatter.
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What are Hawaiian and Cantonese grips?

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Eastern. The Hawaiian grip would be hilar.

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How awkward. I always use a semi-western grip, but I have very little spin on my shots. I don't like spin, I prefer BBB-ing my way through life haha. Sometimes I think I'm more Eastern than Semi, but that depends how good I'm playing.

I experimented for a little with a continental grip for my serve, but it ruined it.


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I use a western grip and thats why my forehands are always so flat, like I am talking about absolutely no spin.

I have learned to play with a lot more spin now, maybe too much at times!
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It's somewhere between eastern and semi-western, meaning my first knuckle isn't right in the middle on the second bevel, but closer to the third bevel, yet not on the third bevel. Or something like that. I actually get quite a lot of spin, but that might just be my strings or racquet.

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I use a semi- western, I think but still hit relatively flat
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Can someone help me identify what grip this is because I am completely hopeless at this stuff
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Can someone help me identify what grip this is because I am completely hopeless at this stuff
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Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

One time I thought it would be a great idea to start hitting forehand groundstrokes with a continental grip
That lasted exactly one drill. My coach has me using semi-western now because he wants me to stop slamming it out on every even slightly important point – i mean, get more spin.
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I use the western grip.
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Between eastern and semi-western
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i always thought i was eastern but the pictures tell me semiwestern
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Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

I change my grip based on a shot that I wanna make. If I want to generate power, I use Eastern, and if I want to add spin to it I use Semi-Western. The latter is an awesome grip for the times that you are in trouble because it confuses the player who expect a flat ball coming through, however it takes some time to get used to when you start switching into it from other grips.

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I use semi-western. I think continental was used for every stroke in early tennis history using those wooden racquets and all.

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