Producing spin with certain grips.

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Jim_Courier's_Fluffy_Hair, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Jim_Courier's_Fluffy_Hair

    Jim_Courier's_Fluffy_Hair New User

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Messages:
    64
    Hi. I was wondering if a player could produce just as much spin with the Semi-Western grip compared to the western grip?

    I'm returning to tennis after not playing for a few years and I'm considering altering my grip as I like to produce alot of spin on my groundstrokes. Would changing to a western grip help.

    Regards.
     
    #1
  2. Yours!05

    Yours!05 Professional

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,355
    Location:
    Australia
    Yes.
     
    #2
  3. You'll get more answers if you post this in the "Tennis Tips and Instructions" section.
     
    #3
  4. Ripper

    Ripper Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    4,652
    Location:
    "Where Moth & Rust Destroy"
    No. There's a reason why someone would choose a somewhat uncomfortable western grip over a semi western. That reason is the potential to put more top spin on the ball. Having said that, there are other factors you have to consider before choosing a grip. If you run a couple of searches throughout these forums you'll get enough info. to keep you busy for a good couple of hours. Have fun ;)

    So, yes; it would help.

    Edit: Btw, you should have posted this on the "Tennis Tips" Forum.
     
    #4
  5. @wright

    @wright Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    3,567
    Best. username. ever!
     
    #5

Share This Page