View Full Version : pictures/illustrations for serving grips

03-27-2008, 10:39 AM

what kind of serving grip is this? looks like eastern forehand grip.. what kind of serve is it used for?

these are the 2 serving grips that I use...maybe 3:

for first serves i either use continental grip for flat serves, or eastern backhand grip for a little bit of slice

for 2nd serves I do a kick serve with an extreme-eastern backhand grip (aka semi-western backhand grip).

http://www.tennis.com/yourgame/gear/general/general.aspx?id=649 has all of the images.

Essential Tennis
03-27-2008, 04:53 PM
I use a continental grip for all of my serves....That photo that you linked isn't working, but I haven't heard of a higher level player ever using an eastern forehand grip for any kind of serve.

03-27-2008, 05:19 PM
Ditto, continental for both, flat or kick though my flat also has some spin on in.

03-27-2008, 09:29 PM
weird its working for me.

LINK (http://www.tennis.com/yourgame/gear/general/general.aspx?id=649)

Essential Tennis
03-28-2008, 02:15 AM
The grips link works but not the photo......for me anyway