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SuperDuy
10-11-2009, 12:20 PM
Hello, I am wondering what grip to use to serve very hard flat serves... I use this grip, im wondering if its correct

http://www.tennisserver.com/turbo/images/turbo_01_07/fig5r.jpg

then on my spin serve I use this 1:

http://www.tennisserver.com/turbo/images/turbo_97_10/fig1r.JPG

tribunal4555
10-11-2009, 01:51 PM
LOL when I saw the photos I thought I was looking at my own arm for a split second.

But on topic:

You should use Continental for flat serves. It looks like this:

http://www.tennis.com/uploadedImages/Your_Game/TENNIS_101/2006_04_19_grip_guide_2.jpg

For spin serves, you can use Continental for ease of contact, or you can use a grip closer to Eastern Backhand for more spin. Eastern Backhand looks like this:

http://www.tennis.com/uploadedImages/Your_Game/TENNIS_101/2006_04_19_grip_guide_6(1).jpg

Hope that helped.

mikro112
10-11-2009, 02:27 PM
Learn to use the continental grip for all serves.

And also, never hold the racket like a hammer (picture one). Spread the fingers out on the grip like on picture 2 and just hold it like that in a continental grip.

You can use that grip for all serves.

SuperDuy
10-11-2009, 03:20 PM
Ok so yeah I do continental for both serves now. All I did was spread my fingers abit away from the hammar.

Bud
10-11-2009, 04:15 PM
Learn to use the continental grip for all serves.

And also, never hold the racket like a hammer (picture one). Spread the fingers out on the grip like on picture 2 and just hold it like that in a continental grip.

You can use that grip for all serves.

You can also use the eastern BH grip for kick/topspin serves as post #2 stated.

Bud
10-11-2009, 04:16 PM
Ok so yeah I do continental for both serves now. All I did was spread my fingers abit away from the hammar.

A grip change means rotating the racquet in your hand... not simply spreading your fingers.

coyfish
10-11-2009, 05:10 PM
For your spin serve looks like your shifting the wrong way lol. You go from a continental grip on your flat to a cont/eastern forehand grip on your spin. To generate even more topspin I shift my grip over to almost an eastern backhand grip.

SuperDuy
10-11-2009, 07:52 PM
A grip change means rotating the racquet in your hand... not simply spreading your fingers.

I did that too bud xD