Best Racquet for an Eastern Forehand Grip

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
That could honestly be just about anything. Maybe throw in a little more info in terms of your racquet history and play style. Sometimes it's relatively easy to switch to a different model from the same company so that you don't have to adjust to a new grip profile. If that's what's troubling you now - the grip sitting comfortably and consistently in your hand - you might need to try some demos from different labels to sort out a better fit for you.
 

Lavs

Professional
I play with APD and I have pure eastern forehand grip. And guess what, I have plenty of directional control with just enough of spin that much supported by APD
 

jodo09

New User
That could honestly be just about anything. Maybe throw in a little more info in terms of your racquet history and play style. Sometimes it's relatively easy to switch to a different model from the same company so that you don't have to adjust to a new grip profile. If that's what's troubling you now - the grip sitting comfortably and consistently in your hand - you might need to try some demos from different labels to sort out a better fit for you.
Right now I used a 2018 pure aero with rpm blast 17 at 55 pounds. Good for lots of spin, but I'd like to have some more control and feel more connected to the ball.
 

Tommy Haas

Hall of Fame
Eastern grip forehand would work best with a dense patterned mid sized frame. It will give you control and racquet head speed. Since you have a linear stroke, you don't need the bigger spin window of a wide body or midplus. But really any racquet would do since it's a much simpler stroke. Think about your backhand side also, to see what suits that because you can't be running around your backhand all the time to hit a forehand.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
Right now I used a 2018 pure aero with rpm blast 17 at 55 pounds. Good for lots of spin, but I'd like to have some more control and feel more connected to the ball.
You might be able to easily transition into a Babolat Pure Strike, but which specific version is up to you. Hopefully you can have a try with one or two of those.

I won't make any recommendations in terms of string patterns just because I've found all sorts of feel and performance from different frames having more dense or more open layouts. If something looks like it might be decent for you, try to not rule it out based on its string pattern until you take it for a test drive - if that's feasible.
 

Harrybollz

New User
I had an eastern forehand as a teen. In the early 2000s pure drive plus gave a rocket of a forehand and an astonishing tennis elbow never had this issue before using L4 grip the biggest possible that i can hold. Using multis strung at 60lbs.
 
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