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Oct 30th, 2012 08:31 PM
MarkNL
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
Oct 29th, 2012 10:32 PM
Stonerpova
Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

Serena's grip in those pics looks almost full western.
Oct 29th, 2012 05:40 PM
Serena_Williams_
Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

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


Oct 27th, 2012 07:09 AM
Stonerpova
Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

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.
Oct 26th, 2012 02:49 PM
Moveyourfeet
Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

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Originally Posted by SilverSlam View Post
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.
Oct 26th, 2012 02:33 PM
dynamoRockstarr
Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

I use semi-western. I think continental was used for every stroke in early tennis history using those wooden racquets and all.
Oct 17th, 2012 05:25 AM
Payam
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.
Oct 16th, 2012 11:27 AM
The Witch-king
Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

i always thought i was eastern but the pictures tell me semiwestern
Oct 14th, 2012 09:35 PM
Roookie
Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

Between eastern and semi-western
Oct 14th, 2012 04:36 PM
lenusu
Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

I use the western grip.
Oct 8th, 2012 03:34 AM
netphobia
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.
Oct 7th, 2012 07:10 PM
Wert.
Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

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Originally Posted by Petkorazzi View Post


Can someone help me identify what grip this is because I am completely hopeless at this stuff
That's western grip
Oct 7th, 2012 11:01 AM
Petkorazzi
Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side



Can someone help me identify what grip this is because I am completely hopeless at this stuff
Oct 7th, 2012 04:32 AM
Yoncι
Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

I use a semi- western, I think but still hit relatively flat
Oct 6th, 2012 09:28 PM
Tweety Snape
Re: What Grip Do You Use On Your Forehand Side

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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