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Old Oct 29th, 2009, 12:34 AM   #1
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What is the best forehand grip? Can anyone help?

I am searching for the best grip to use on my forehand (that i struggle with, I have a great backhand). I am a flat hitter (use Pro Drive GT) and i am currently experimenting in between Continental and Eastern. I use eastern but I would like you to learn continental. I'm so confused. Can anyone please help me? Thank you.
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Old Oct 29th, 2009, 12:45 AM   #2
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Re: What is the best forehand grip? Can anyone help?

I find Semi-western to be the most versatile You can flatten the shots out as well as hit with topspin..
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Re: What is the best forehand grip? Can anyone help?

DO not use Continental. BAD idea.

Eastern is alright, but I can guarantee that 99% of people will say Semi-Western which I agree with.
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Old Oct 29th, 2009, 12:54 AM   #4
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Re: What is the best forehand grip? Can anyone help?

yeah continental is bad idea.. Eastern is good. Much better than continental. Why do you wanna change it?
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Re: What is the best forehand grip? Can anyone help?

Can you explain what is wrong with Continential and what is good about Semi-Western please??
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Re: What is the best forehand grip? Can anyone help?

If you feel comfortable with an Eastern grip that's probably the best way to go. I tend to float a little towards semi-western at times (esp with hitting high balls) but is definitely an Eastern grip. Once you're used to the Eastern, you can actually put a little time into practicing with Continental as well as Semi-Western. Doing this can help you develop more strength on your hitting arm.

There are a couple of good, free websites for the basic mechanics of groundies. Fuzzy Yellow Balls just to name one of them.
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Re: What is the best forehand grip? Can anyone help?

Semi-Western...that's what most pro's use.
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Old Oct 29th, 2009, 03:16 AM   #8
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Re: What is the best forehand grip? Can anyone help?

What grip does Agnieszka Radwanska use?
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