Two grip questions

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by FatCat, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. FatCat

    FatCat New User

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    1. Is my grip the right size? I've added an overgrip, but my fingers still overlap quite a bit.

    2. That's the grip I use for my flat serve...it's more of an eastern forehand than continental, but it's the way my hand ended up while practicing flat serves for the first time, and it feels comfortable (and is performing better than my old serve, even if heavy slice was fun for a while). I've only been serving like this for a week, so I could easily suck it up change it, but is it really "wrong"?
     
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  2. shindemac

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    Change to continental for the serve. Everyone will tell u this. Absolutely no reason to use eastern. Simple as that.
     
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  3. FatCat

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    Alright...that's the other thing; where's the reference point to make sure you're in the right position for continental? Is it that the V that your thumb and forefinger make are on the flat part that my ring finger is almost touching?
     
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  4. stevekim8

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    it's normal if your fingers overlap. (but not too much)
    if it feels right for you, and does not give you blister, oh what the heck, use that grip size.

    and for number 2, you really should use continental. i used to use eastern, and it's so much better when you change to continental. when i changed to continental at first, i kept on changing back to eastern, because i couldn't serve with continental grip. now i can :D
     
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