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MichaelChang 02-07-2013 08:00 AM

Grip on service return
 
Normally one needs to turn the racket slightly when switching between forhand to backhand. My question is when receiving a serve, when you don't have a lot of time to prepare, which grip should you hold and wait for the serve to come, do you have enough time to "switch" between forhand and backhand?

vergica 02-07-2013 08:40 AM

I have a 2H backand, keep the left with backand grip and the right with forehand grip.

dmcb101 02-07-2013 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by vergica (Post 7197878)
I have a 2H backand, keep the left with backand grip and the right with forehand grip.

I second this!

watungga 02-07-2013 09:06 AM

as a 1HBH, on explosive serves, i use continental grip.

MichaelChang 02-07-2013 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vergica (Post 7197878)
I have a 2H backand, keep the left with backand grip and the right with forehand grip.

thanks.
can you still hit a consistent backhand return like this?

LeeD 02-07-2013 10:30 AM

Against a fast serve or one that is hard to read, use a conti grip and underspin the ball back.

TennisCJC 02-07-2013 11:03 AM

As LeeD says, on difficult serve; use conti and block with a small follow thru.

If you are try to hit a flatter or drive return, I wait with FH grip and switch to 2 HBH grip. I use E/SW grip on FH and 2 HBH with conti on bottom hand and E on top hand. You have time to switch if you learn to make the switch as part of the shoulder turn. Shoulders turn a bit a soon as you recognize serve is going to BH side. As shoulders turn, you switch to either 1 HBH or 2 HBH grip. You can practice this switch at home in your den but your wife will probably make comments about how silly you look. You should be able to make the switch so fast that it does not slow you down at all with a bit of practice.

MichaelChang 02-08-2013 03:54 AM

thanks vm guys.


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