My forehand and backhan grips

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by shazbot, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. shazbot

    shazbot Semi-Pro

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    Is it odd that I use a eastern forehand grip and a semi-western backhand grip?

    I tried to teach myself the eastern backhand grip, but I couldn't stop my self from always going into the semi-western position. My mind would put my hand at that position every time even when I was making an effort to not do it lol.

    The problem I am having is when I'm trying to go for a down the line shot with my backhand. I feel I have to much topspin on the shot, allowing my opponent to get to the shot. I feel if I could learn the eastern grip it would help with that (flattening it out).

    Is it a good thing to have two different backhand grips? Or should I just stick to one?
     
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  2. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

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    Odd? Kinda hard to say.
    If it works, use it.
    Seems SW backhand should be great for hard slices DTL.
    Only thing I don't like about SW backhand is that you have to take the ball early. I need to take the ball early on the forehand side, so like to have a defensive slice backhand hitting the ball very late. My topspin backhand is early, but it's not my predominate backhand.
     
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