2hbh grip

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by cluelessmoose, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. cluelessmoose

    cluelessmoose Rookie

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    Lately I've been trying out an eastern / western combo instead of the traditional continental / semi-westers. Anyone else use this?
     
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  2. Djokolate

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    Continental dominant hand / continental eastern mix non-dominant hand.
    Works for me :D
     
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  3. fuzz nation

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    I hope you're referring to eastern backhand there, amigo.

    Generally, I don't think there's a specific setup that anyone ought to use for a two-hander. If you're avoiding strain and both arms/hands are working together without fighting each other, you're probably doing something right.

    Even if the "feel" of this recent switch is odd for you with your hands placed in a different way, pay attention to the overall feel of the stroke. It may seem a little awkward until you adjust to it, but you don't want to literally feel extra soreness or fatigue in your wrists or forearms.
     
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  4. cluelessmoose

    cluelessmoose Rookie

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    Yes, eastern backhand grip. Everything is just shifted over one bevel. It feels fine to hit. The contact point is shifted a little further in front and you get a little more spin instead of ball speed. I was just wondering if anyone else around here or maby a couple pros use this more extreme grip.
     
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  5. phnx90

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    Left hand: SW
    Right hand: BH Eastern

    I'm right handed

    (Which one's the dominant hand in this case, btw? I forget)
     
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  6. cluelessmoose

    cluelessmoose Rookie

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    For most it's the left hand, for me it's about 85% left / 15% right (I'm right handed also)
     
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  7. crash1929

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    be careful if you go to a golf grip
     
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