extreme grip

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Roforot, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. Roforot

    Roforot Professional

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    One of the guys I was playing against commented afterwards that I had an extreme grip in that I grip low on the handle so that my pinky is just on edge the bottom.

    I tried moving my palm up almost a centimeter, so that my pinky is above the flare/butt and have found that it's made a significant impact! I'm told my shot is less wristy looking (unintended benefit) and it feels much more controllable. There is a drop down in power but I need to build that back up from my trunk; and I'm not worried about that.

    What is difficult is that I use a 2h-backand. And now my left hand is gripping the throat; How far down on the grip do most people hold the racquet? What do you do w/ your bhs? Do you slide the right hand down to make room? Do you become accustomed to it?
     
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  2. BSousa

    BSousa Rookie

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    I tend for 1hd shots to have my fingers spread apart a bit (specially the index finger) on the handle. The pinky is usually just above the start of the bevel on the bottom (buttcap starting).

    For two handed backhands, I tend to close my right hand and that leaves me enough space to use my left hand. I do have small hands so that may help :)

    Bruno
     
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  3. Roforot

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    FWIW, I use a SW fh grip, and my racquet is a POG mid.
    I know there are other racquets w/ more accomadating handles, but I'm stuck on the POG. I have considered learning a one handed bh.... (*jusk kidding*)
     
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  4. Bungalo Bill

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    Your drop in power will improve from better timing and being more relaxed. tRightnow, your brain is learning a new feeling. So it doesnt understand quite fully yet.

    Since the racquet is more stable you can afford to swing a little harder (just a little) but remain relaxed and in control. Dont pull, or jerk.
     
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