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Old 03-31-2013, 10:20 PM   #93
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Originally Posted by SystemicAnomaly View Post
I would not switch to an Eastern FH grip for your serve. If you are not comfortable with a true continental grip, you might try a semi-continental for a while. Serena Williams and Boris Becker used this grip for first and used a more conventional service grip for 2nd serves.

The Eastern FH grip has the base index knuckle on bevel 3. The Continental grip has this knuckle on bevel 2. The semi-Continental would be halfway between the Eastern and Continental grips. I would suggest using the full Continental grip for your serve, especially for 2nd serves. Alternately, try the semi-Continental for w hile if you feel that you have issues with the full version.
Thanks, yeah I was trying the semi continental today, and it felt very comfortable - thats what I was trying to say when I mentioned my grip in the last post.
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