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View Poll Results: Which Grip Do You Use For Your Forehand?
Eastern Grip 18 34.62%
Semi-Western Grip 25 48.08%
Western Grip 7 13.46%
Other (Cant really think of another but I dont want to discriminate) 2 3.85%
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What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

Pretty simple. The Heading pretty much states all you need to know about this thread. Eastern, Semi Western or Western Grip?
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Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

i dont get the difference between them
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Not the greatest pix but the article explains it OK.

http://tennis.about.com/od/forehandb...ripclosewt.htm
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I use eastern and also for my serve too

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Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

Eastern but I place my thumb along the handle rather than tucking it in. My coach says it makes no difference and I should tuck it in but I play so much better the original way so I change it for every rally

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I'm semi-western nowadays. Used to be more eastern but developed it to get more spin and cause my forehand isn't really a natural for me. Its more consistent now, less power and winners though.

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Definitely more of an eastern grip, but towards the end of last year I was trying to work on adjusting this in order to get more spin and overall consistency on the shot. Definitely not a natural shot for me

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semi-western,it just suits me the best
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I always had a semi western grip

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Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

I use an Eastern grip BTW. I hit a very flat ball so it suits my game.
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Aint there a grip called continental? The coaches always tell me to use for my serve and volley.

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^^^
Yeah the continental grip is used for the serve, overhead and conventional volleys. I dont think its ever used for the forehand.
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^^^

That would be interesting to see.
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Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

semi-western
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Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

I'm an semi-westener. I used to have a ridiculous extreme wester grip. Great for whipping the ball but lost a lot of power!
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