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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 #31 of 38 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 2012, 02:49 PM
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Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

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I experimented for a little with a continental grip for my serve, but it ruined it.
You definitely want to take the time to learn to serve with a continental grip. If you are using a forehand grip for your serve, you are limiting the spin (and pace) you can put on your serve. This is because the wrist cannot pronate as much while holding the racquet with a forehand grip and you also have to be more front facing to the court so you are limiting the power you can get from shoulder rotation.
Also a forehand grip is awful for a second serve. You absolutely cannot hit a kick serve with a forehand grip. So you have to hit a slower flat serve, which is going to get eaten up by good players.

You may think you have a big serve with a forehand grip, but I can assure you, it's not.
Take the time to learn to serve with a continental grip. Will you have a worse serve in the interim? Yes. But in the long run your serve will be better.
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I'm between eastern and semi-western. It's been a never-ending battle to put more spin on my forehand. I was a western grip when I was really young but I couldn't get any depth on it so I switched to an eastern and migrated slightly western on it. It's what feels natural but it's almost too flat a shot.


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Could someone tell me what is the grip in the following pictures?



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Serena's grip in those pics looks almost full western.


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Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

Wow, I'm surprised at all the players with eastern grips, didn't know there were so many.

I'm using semi-western for forehand and of course continental for serve but I never tried the eastern grip, maybe I should give it a try and compare

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Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

I'm newbie here
I consider between Eastern Grip or Semi-Western Grip

Do you know What grip famous tennis player (Fed, Djo, Serena, Sharapova...) use?
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Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

Semi western, of course.
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Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

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I'm newbie here
I consider between Eastern Grip or Semi-Western Grip

Do you know What grip famous tennis player (Fed, Djo, Serena, Sharapova...) use?
Thanks
Fed: "extreme" eastern (between pure eastern and semi western)
Djokovic: full western

Most pros use semi western though.
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