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Old 03-07-2004, 06:06 PM   #8
Mahboob Khan
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For forehand with any grip, hold the racket quite relax so that the hitting arm is also relax and bent-- not tight, not straight!

For 1-handed backhand, hold the racquet quite tight so that the hitting arm is stiff and straight at contact (making an L with your arm and the racket).

For 2-handed BH: The double handed backhand is a combination of 1-handed BH (right hand) and lefty forehand: Thus, the right hand grip should be firm, the left hand forehand grip should be relax.

For serve: Hold the racket very loose as if it is going to fall off. A feeling of loss of control should occur. In that feeling of loss of control lies the control!

For volleys: Firm grip (and wrist) at contact!

Smash: Just like serve.

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