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Old 02-08-2013, 11:25 PM   #45
Raul_SJ
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Originally Posted by Chas Tennis View Post
Do you have a link describing what strong continental and weak continental grips are?
Just my description.

I started my swing with a "strong" Continental grip (which I think of as a bit more counter-clockwise than Continental, in between the Continental and Eastern backhand grip).

After the swing my grip had shifted about a 1/4 inch or so clockwise towards a "weak" Continental (between the Continental and Eastern forehand), but not quite a full forehand grip.

As such, I was getting some spin on the serve as I had not moved towards
a full forehand grip (Other players with similar problems shift to a full forehand grip and lose spin.)

It was important to resolve the grip shift issue as it's usually indicative of a serve that is not fully smooth, relaxed and fluid.

I think it's important to finish the service motion with the exact same grip that started the service motion.

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