Does this happen to you too?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by ktncnttl, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. ktncnttl

    ktncnttl Rookie

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    I have found my forehand grip shifting towards Western unconsciously. (BTW I have decided to give my 1H forehand another chance.) A few years ago I was somewhere between Eastern and Semi-Western but now it is between Semi-Western and Western. My grip changed without my knowledge, I had to look at the grip to find out.
     
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  2. snowpuppy

    snowpuppy Semi-Pro

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    yes, but for me it when from eastern to semi-western. Actually i am not big on grips as i never really believe in changing them (kinda like the McEnroe style). But as i've gotten a lil bit better I started understanding that it does help a bit. So yea that's my piece.
     
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  3. GrahamIsSuper

    GrahamIsSuper Semi-Pro

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    I used to use a continental before I started playing heavier hitters. Against players who hit with depth and heavy topspin, the western, at least in my opinion, is the easiest grip to use in dealing with it.
     
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  4. jayserinos99

    jayserinos99 Hall of Fame

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    yeah, it happened a long time ago for me. i was using a western grip and then from hitting more topspin i went to a western grip. i wish i can go back to an eastern grip full time but it'll take time.
     
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  5. Tennis Ball Hitter

    Tennis Ball Hitter Semi-Pro

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    I have also noticed that I am regualarly using the semi-western instead of the Eastern which I still believe I use. With the illongated handle shape of head racquets it actually is very easy to go from continental to eastern to semi western. And it takes a bit more concious effort to go to the eastern BH and western FH.
     
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