View Full Version : My forehand and backhan grips

10-12-2009, 12:35 PM
Is it odd that I use a eastern forehand grip and a semi-western backhand grip?

I tried to teach myself the eastern backhand grip, but I couldn't stop my self from always going into the semi-western position. My mind would put my hand at that position every time even when I was making an effort to not do it lol.

The problem I am having is when I'm trying to go for a down the line shot with my backhand. I feel I have to much topspin on the shot, allowing my opponent to get to the shot. I feel if I could learn the eastern grip it would help with that (flattening it out).

Is it a good thing to have two different backhand grips? Or should I just stick to one?

10-12-2009, 01:23 PM
Odd? Kinda hard to say.
If it works, use it.
Seems SW backhand should be great for hard slices DTL.
Only thing I don't like about SW backhand is that you have to take the ball early. I need to take the ball early on the forehand side, so like to have a defensive slice backhand hitting the ball very late. My topspin backhand is early, but it's not my predominate backhand.