Ever Hate The Feel of Your Grip?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by lordmanji, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. lordmanji

    lordmanji Guest

    i'm not talking about grip around racket but how you hold your racket be it western, semi, eastern, continental.

    i have a western grip and i swear sometimes it feels like its swung to extreme western even though it hasnt (most of the time). then i start getting self conscious about my grip and lose confidence in my fh.

    anyone have this problem?
     
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  2. tdk

    tdk Rookie

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    Yes, I know what you mean. I hit with a easten grip and and tend to hit flat and the ball goes long or stays in the net. The more I start to think about the grip the worse it gets. All of a sudden nothing seems to feel right. I whish I was a better player and could stop thinking about details like that.
     
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  3. mdjenders

    mdjenders Professional

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    I have always struggled with my grip, esp. on the serve. Then I start to get the service yips when I think about the grip too much.
     
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  4. Venetian

    Venetian Professional

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    Yeah, if I think about my grips too much while playing it really throws me off.
     
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  5. babar

    babar Semi-Pro

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    I have been struggling with my grip for the past few years since I hurt my wrist and started to have some tennis elbow issues. So, I tried a bigger size and went from a Head grip shape to a rounder grip shape in Wilson and Dunlop. I have decided on a Dunlop AG300 with the rounded grip shape. I feel very sensitive about grip shape, overgrip type, and I try to use contour grips under my overgrip to provide a guide for my fingers on my grip. My Western grip is great for my FH, but I seem to have lost my 2-hander since I switched from the rectangular Head grip to the Dunlop round grip. When my game starts to go off the boil, I can usually get a quick boost by changing the grip and overgrip of my racquet.
     
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