Help, my grip shifted

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  1. Wudi

    Wudi New User

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    Thank you for reading my post.

    I was originally playing with a Easter grip and just two days of not playing my hand shifted to a full western grip. when I tried going back to the eastern grip it feels awkward. it felt like I had never played with the grip. Hitting with the western has been awkward and I can't do a proper forehand

    can anyone tell me what I can do to switch back. thank you
     
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  2. LeeD

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    Tape your hand to the grip in eastern, hit only forehands for 500 shots.
     
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  3. treblings

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    that sure sounds serious:( you sure your other strokes are o.k.?
     
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  4. arche3

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    How long have you been playing tennis? Its odd this happened unless your a relative beginner. Just switch back and hit a bunch of balls.
     
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  5. Wudi

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    Ive been playing for about 7 months. I just happened before school started and it switched while it was the weekened. Is there any actual ways to switch it back.:confused:
     
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  6. LeeD

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    Like said above, you are a beginner and really have no grips.
    Starting now, you can decide what grip you want to play. Most top level players use a form of SW, to handle high bouncing balls.
    If you insist on E, note very few do, most are older and set in their ways, and you'll be facing high bouncing balls around your shoulders mostly.
    OK, as I said, grab the handle E, add some tape around your hand and hit until the ball goes the way you sorta want, like couple hundred.
    Remove tape, grip it the same way, and hit another couple hundred. Chances are, you'll migrate back to your W grip. STOP, tape the hand on the grip again, proceed until you don't change from your desired E grip.
    There are no shortcuts, NONE.
     
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  7. Wudi

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    Ty for the tip! :)
     
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  8. boramiNYC

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    grip variations are very closely related to stance and weight distribution between two feet. eastern grip needs 'more' closed stance and weight bias on the front foot for it to be more effective. see if your feet positioning changed at all.
     
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  9. TheCheese

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    That's a pretty big change. If Western feels good, maybe try semi-western.

    Since you're a relative beginner it wouldn't hurt to experiment a little.
     
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  10. jorel

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    maybe the easter bunny can weigh in
     
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