What's your forehand grip?

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  1. Gugafan

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    How do you guys change your forehand grip when hitting certain shots??!!..Some people have said they change to a more eastern grip to flatten the ball out. Why not change your swing path and keep with one grip that you have an innate comfortable feeling with. You dont see Nadal switching from extreme SW to eastern on short balls. He simply changes his swing path.
     
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  2. FloridaAG

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    Western forehand

    2H Backhand with eastern backhand grip right hand and eastern forehard grip left hand

    continental everything else.
     
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  3. Kunohara

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    Exact same for me.
     
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  4. tennisdad65

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    Modeled my game after JMac, so Continental for forehand. I can hit with an Eastern Forehand but rarely do. IMHO, conti is better for an extremely aggressive game plan.
     
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  5. Netspirit

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    Eastern for groundstrokes, continental for everything else.
     
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  6. rice&tennis

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    usually extreme eastern fh,
    or a strong sw/weak western when i'm bored ;D
     
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  7. masterxfob

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    sw and conti for slice
     
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  8. Funbun

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    Federer appears to change from SW to Eastern occasionally. His numerous photos display him using slight changes in grip.
     
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  9. Chanto

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    Very extreme western, almost Hawaiian. Sometimes Semi-western if I feel the need,
     
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  10. hpaiste

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    Eastern forehand, and semi eastern 1HBH if that makes any sense
     
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  11. Winky

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    Used to be eastern, now switching to SW forehand. Used to be eastern 1HBH, now switching to continental/eastern 2HBH.
     
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  12. Majik

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    I know the terminology for the forehand grips. But I'm not sure about what you call the various backhand grips. Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks.
     
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  13. fruitytennis1

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    extreme eastern fh
    2hbh eastern left hand conti right hand
     
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  14. NLBwell

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    So far only two of us out of 63 use Continental for forehand drives. I'm surprised it's that few. Maybe not as many old guys here as I thought.
     
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  15. Migelowsky

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    semi western almost western on the forehand
    and for my two handed backhand I don't change
    my right hand grip, my left hand is also semi western
     
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  16. krizzle

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    Between Eastern and SW, Eastern for most winners.
     
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  17. tennisdad65

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    I am glad someone else out here uses conti for drives. Most of the guys I play with have switched to EFH over the years.
     
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  18. Majik

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    I'm curious, where are your shoulders pointed when you hit the ball? Are they parallel with the baseline or perpendicular?
     
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  19. NLBwell

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    Could be either, depending upon what shot I'm hitting. Set up is perpendicular to the baseline, but they rotate during the shot.
     
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