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 ac10splyr 12-13-2012 10:08 AM

Grips and how they determine swing paths, contact points and follow through

Curious on people's thoughts. Many people teach one swing maybe not knowing grips determine many things...Loops/backswings can look drastically different depending on grips...

 NLBwell 12-13-2012 05:37 PM

First, a player must understand how optimal contact point is determined by grip. Continental - lower and farther back, Western - higher and farther forward (true on both FH and BH). Swing path is determined in part by contact point - it must meet the ball - some flexibility in swingpath in getting to the contact point.

 ac10splyr 12-13-2012 06:51 PM

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 Originally Posted by NLBwell (Post 7062140) First, a player must understand how optimal contact point is determined by grip. Continental - lower and farther back, Western - higher and farther forward (true on both FH and BH). Swing path is determined in part by contact point - it must meet the ball - some flexibility in swingpath in getting to the contact point.
Do grips not determine an ideal contact point...?

 ac10splyr 12-13-2012 06:52 PM

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 Originally Posted by ac10splyr (Post 7062304) Do grips not determine an ideal contact point...?
And do grips determine the follow through...

 ac10splyr 12-13-2012 06:54 PM

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 Originally Posted by ac10splyr (Post 7062306) And do grips determine the follow through...
What are your thoughts of backhand grips, contact point with straight non dominant hand or not and follow through

 sureshs 12-13-2012 07:24 PM

Post in the tips section. Many experts and coaches there.

 JW10S 12-13-2012 07:28 PM

Yes, different grips do influence the swing path and optimum point of contact--both of which will then influence the follow-through.

 Chemist 12-15-2012 12:39 PM

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 Originally Posted by JW10S (Post 7062357) Yes, different grips do influence the swing path and optimum point of contact--both of which will then influence the follow-through.
Absolutely! Just add one point - for grounders, when the racket hit a ball, it should be vertical to the court. Top spin is generated and controlled by low to high swing.

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