Pros/Cons Using Continential on topspin/kick serve

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  1. Sjohn

    Sjohn New User

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    What are the pros and cons of using a continential grip verses the 1 hand backhand eastern grip for a kick serve?

    I have tried contienential for the kick serve and notice that it has less spin and way harder to execute then the 1hb grip? My question is anyone have any insight in using the continential grip for this type of serve?
     
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  2. Supernatural_Serve

    Supernatural_Serve Professional

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    personally, I can swing a racquet faster (when swinging upward toward the sky), like when hitting a kick serve using the continental grip.

    So for racquet head speed, its continental for me.
     
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  3. jackson vile

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    Cons? what cons, when I want more kick/ spin I go more continental
     
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  4. Sjohn

    Sjohn New User

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    I'm having problems with the continential grip and I tend to blast it with spin like 2 feet from the box most of the time. Is there any tips from changing from 1hb grip to the continential?
     
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  5. Tezuka Kunimitsu

    Tezuka Kunimitsu Semi-Pro

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    I do not find a problem with continential grip for my spin serves. :) but from time to time I forget how hit flat with it lol. I do spins all the time. was easy to get use to.

    ~Joe
     
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  6. Freedom

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    Yeah, I forget how to hit flat with Continental too. Just have to swing for it!
     
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  7. TennisAce101

    TennisAce101 New User

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    I switched my grip more to continental because 1hbh is effective... but not enough speed...
     
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  8. Amone

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    Personally, I find that when I use a continental, the resulting hit is more powerful, in terms of pace, than when I use an eastern bh, but it does not effect my consistency in a meaningful way. However, I do find that I am much more consistent with a flat continental, with a good toss.
     
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