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firstblud
07-18-2009, 08:55 PM
I have been having trouble trying out a SW grip because it kept slipping to the western grip.

I found it much easier to find the SW grip and identify it during grip changes by having the tip of my index finger set on bevel #7

http://www.ushsta.org/PLAYERS/PUBLICAREA/HSTMAG/2002/grip.jpeg

has anyone else identified this with their sw grip? of course, it might vary for others because i have small hands.

SethIMcClaine
07-19-2009, 01:20 PM
Different instructors demonstrate how to fine locations of grips with different focal points. The most common seems to be using the base nuckle (shown in the picture) and the heal of the palm because that is the most crutial part of the grip when trying to back up the racquet. But yes I have heard people using other parts of the hand such as finger/thumb placement, if it works it works, but most people dont use this to describe how to hold the racquet because it does differ for each person based on hand size and how they actually hold the racquet when they apply their grip