Forehand grip

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Nytro, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Nytro

    Nytro New User

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    I have an EXTREME western forehand grip, more so than anybody I've seen. It's not really a problem when im hitting the ball really hard, or someone hits it hard to me, but when someone hits a dinky shot I either put way to much spin on it and it goes straight into the net or it goes in and the person has an easy shot. Also, when I'm just trying to hit a return or something easy, that I don't want to just crush, my grip makes it to where I can't hit the ball with any control. I want to switch to a normal forehand grip, but every time I try, I hit it extremely flat or it goes flying over the baseline. Any ideas? or should I just not try to change it at all? I would put pic of my holding my racquet w/ my usual grip but I I lost the charger to my camera :( .

    Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks.
     
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  2. dave333

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    A very useful shot for western grippers like us is the reverse forehand, like this one:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=oeXRYb-B3OM

    It almost makes you hit it later so its very useful for hitting balls that travel fast or are deep with a lot of spin like serves.

    As for the dinky shot, get to the ball sooner and hit it at the peak of its bounce. Otherwise, if you can get there to hit it at the peak because its short, you can just slice/chip it deep to the backhand.
     
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  3. Nytro

    Nytro New User

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    Thanks Dave, appreciate the feedback.:grin:
     
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  4. neomanxl

    neomanxl New User

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    Get your racket face completely under the ball, your racket face (the side you will hit the ball with) should be almost parallel to the net. Then you can whip the racket around the outside bottom back of the ball, this will create good pace and a wicked curve on the shot.
     
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