Change grip or swing?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by baseline_monster, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. baseline_monster

    baseline_monster Professional

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    Hey guys. I basically need to start hitting a more heavy ball, mainly for consistency and to keep in rally's. I generally have a western grip, would I be best going with a more extreme grip or changing my swing and adding more wrist? Cheers guys.
     
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  2. Lukhas

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    Western? You hardly can go stronger than this. Unless you're willing to hit Hawaiian... I'd change your swing, but not really with more wrist. I'd recommend a laid back wrist at contact. It helped me at least.
     
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  3. ProgressoR

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    isnt the whole point of W grip to get tons of topspin?
     
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  4. HerrFederer

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    How can you hit in front of you without a laid back wrist? Laid back wrist is the default, most people do it.
     
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  5. rkelley

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    What bevel is the knuckle of your index finger touching?

    Basically, if you're not getting enough topspin out of a Western grip, the problem isn't the grip. You can hit a heavy ball with an E. grip for what it's worth. I'd look at your swing path and stroke. Do not go more W. than a full W grip. You're just limiting yourself and not addressing the real issue.
     
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  6. newpball

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    You want to go more extreme than a Western grip? :confused:

    To me that does not make any sense, I can do a semi-Western but full Western feels already unnatural to me. To go any further would be a surreal experience.
    But hey we are all different. :)

    I suppose you could hit more extreme like this but I would not advice it:
    http://youtu.be/b9lIIiJ16sA
     
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  7. Lukhas

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    Well, there's Berasategui and his Hawaiian grip... :)
     
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