Ready Position Grip?

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Ready position grip, and 1HBH vs. 2HBH?

  1. Forehand grip in ready position

    32 vote(s)
    51.6%
  2. Neutral grip in ready position

    23 vote(s)
    37.1%
  3. Backhand grip in ready position

    11 vote(s)
    17.7%
  4. One hander

    12 vote(s)
    19.4%
  5. Two hander

    13 vote(s)
    21.0%
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  1. sinned

    sinned New User

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    I'm a 1HBH with but always have my extreme eastern grip in my ready position.

    For those that use a neutral grip, any advantages?
     
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  2. sinned

    sinned New User

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    sorry about the double post. It was my first poll.
     
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  3. Solat

    Solat Professional

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    im a bit different, i just hold the grip of the last stroke i played
     
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  4. Virginia

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    Backhand grip - it's quicker to switch from that to the forehand grip, than the other way round.
     
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  5. thejackal

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    i use forehand grip. mostly i chip my bh returns on first serve returns.
     
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  6. Narcissist

    Narcissist Semi-Pro

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    Left hand in backhand grip, right hand in forehand grip.

    For a forehand I can just take LH off

    For a backhand the left hand already in position and holding the raquet which makes changing grip easy. I often start the take back with my my RH still changing grip - my 2hbh is quite left hand dominant.
     
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  7. Koaske

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    It depends. For example, if I know my opponent is going to hit it to my backhand with his backhand, I'll wait with a backhand grip.
     
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  8. Loco4Tennis

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    i like the continental grip as my default grip to go to while i wait for the shot
    my backhand grip is more severe than the forhand, finding them from the continental possition is very easy from there,
    i do hold the racquet with 2 hands while waiting, which then helps me adjust right before choosing the side
     
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  9. RakettoKozou

    RakettoKozou Rookie

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    I always go forehand grip and stand a tiny bit to the left (I'm a righty). That way, the area my opponent can hit to my backhand is smaller so my forehand would be more used.
     
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  10. monomakh

    monomakh Rookie

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    Ditto. Dual SW for me.
     
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  11. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    I stick to the semi-western for all groundstrokes and I use continental for serves and vollies.
     
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  12. sawedust

    sawedust New User

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    As Narcissist and monomakh have already mentioned, I too have my right hand in a forehand grip, left hand in a backhand grip (two-handed backhand).

    I find it easier to just let my left hand go for a forehand shot, and just rotate my right hand a slight bit to hit the two-handed backhand. Helps a lot if I'm on the run.
     
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  13. SystemicAnomaly

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    You use a SW for your BH g'strokes???
     
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