Grips and how they determine swing paths, contact points and follow through

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  1. ac10splyr

    ac10splyr New User

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    Curious on people's thoughts. Many people teach one swing maybe not knowing grips determine many things...Loops/backswings can look drastically different depending on grips...
     
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  2. NLBwell

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    First, a player must understand how optimal contact point is determined by grip. Continental - lower and farther back, Western - higher and farther forward (true on both FH and BH). Swing path is determined in part by contact point - it must meet the ball - some flexibility in swingpath in getting to the contact point.
     
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  3. ac10splyr

    ac10splyr New User

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    Do grips not determine an ideal contact point...?
     
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  4. ac10splyr

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    And do grips determine the follow through...
     
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  5. ac10splyr

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    What are your thoughts of backhand grips, contact point with straight non dominant hand or not and follow through
     
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  6. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    Post in the tips section. Many experts and coaches there.
     
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  7. JW10S

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    Yes, different grips do influence the swing path and optimum point of contact--both of which will then influence the follow-through.
     
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  8. Chemist

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    Absolutely! Just add one point - for grounders, when the racket hit a ball, it should be vertical to the court. Top spin is generated and controlled by low to high swing.
     
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