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Alexio92
10-23-2007, 02:53 PM
What is the frying pan grip? Is it like holding your raquet like side on?

stormholloway
10-23-2007, 02:54 PM
Don't ask. That's like asking how to drive a car with your feet.

BravoRed691
10-23-2007, 02:57 PM
Don't ask. That's like asking how to drive a car with your feet.

Well maybe he wants to know so that he can avoid it?!

BR

Alexio92
10-23-2007, 02:59 PM
Well maybe he wants to know so that he can avoid it?!

BR

Well yes I do want to avoid it, has anyone got a video of an example. I want to see because I am playing someone on thursday who I havnt played before but my mate has and he says he serves like it.

BravoRed691
10-23-2007, 03:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuNjQfqm8I0

Ignore the other movements..just the swing and grip...i'll look for another one w/ better quality..

BR

BravoRed691
10-23-2007, 03:23 PM
watch the end of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDfqxdqfbpg

tennisfa
10-23-2007, 03:36 PM
talking about frying pan...check this out...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0w_Wqxlgq8

BravoRed691
10-23-2007, 03:43 PM
talking about frying pan...check this out...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0w_Wqxlgq8

huh...girl cleans up real nice...lol

BR

stormholloway
10-23-2007, 11:36 PM
Well maybe he wants to know so that he can avoid it?!

BR

Okay. Fair enough. Easy with the exclamation point. It startled me.

BravoRed691
10-23-2007, 11:44 PM
Okay. Fair enough. Easy with the exclamation point. It startled me.

!!!!!!! Did those startle you a little? lol :D

BR

Leoboomanu
10-24-2007, 01:56 AM
Will someone answer his question already...
It's serving with an eastern grip... very 'wristy' and quite effective for lower levels...
But you'll max out on this type of serve... mechanics just ain't right... not to mention that it hurts the wrist over time...

Nothing beats the continental... unlimited potential on service swing speed...

Seifersquall1
10-24-2007, 08:57 AM
watch the end of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDfqxdqfbpg
Really funny... He assumed that the strings were the net XD

stormholloway
10-24-2007, 09:27 AM
I'd say it's serving with a full western grip. That's how I hold a frying pan.

Becker served with an eastern grip. There's nothing wrong with that.

ok.. partial eastern.

tt2003
10-24-2007, 10:19 AM
Use frying pan grip, if you play tennis less twice a week. it is easier. no muscle memory or feel, it is hard to use eastern or continental grip.

nousername
10-24-2007, 10:48 AM
What is the frying pan grip? Is it like holding your raquet like side on?
lay the racquet on a table in front of you with handle towards you (i.e. just like a frying pan... =) ), and as naturally as possible pick it up. that's a frying pan grip. don't ever serve with this, except for fun to hit a screw ball serve. it's not natural and prone to injury, be careful.

theone
10-25-2007, 04:06 AM
Using the eastern grip on serve means you have the tendancy to hit it into the net because you're hitting down and flat.