Grip Guide with Pictures

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Power Game, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. divito

    divito Rookie

    Jun 6, 2005
    I use Eastern and Continental FH and Eastern BH, but sometimes a Western BH. As for the Western FH, how do people hit it like that? I've tried it and don't seem to be very adept at it.
  2. westside

    westside Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    I use continental for both FH and BH slice
  3. Gary Britt

    Gary Britt Guest

    It looks like the heel of your hand is on the top bevel for this eastern forehand, and that would make it rotated a bit too far counterclockwise. The heel of your hand on the continental grip may be similarly off, but I couldn't tell for sure.

    Just my opinion.

    Gary Britt
  4. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

    Feb 19, 2004
    As far as hand position and if you hit on the same side of the racquet, yes it is very very close. There might be some slight adjustments with the heel of the palm and some may have the butt cap more in the hand but in general yes you are right. You would have to hit on the same side of the racquet if you had a SW forehand and an Extreme Eastern/Western backhand grip.

    Not bad choices at all.

    You mean you can't find the near exact position as the previous forehand or backhand. This takes practice. As much as you practice your technique, you need to practice boring grips changes. It is very boring but will add to your consistency especially on fast crosscourt exchanges. Just part of the game you need to get better at.
  5. esrb

    esrb Rookie

    Jan 25, 2005

    Like Alex Corretja from Spain.....a real fighter....
    Great pics though....and i think is not a PJ.
  6. liionel

    liionel Rookie

    Aug 15, 2005
    LOL PAINTJOB. anyway. why do the western and semiwestern look the same.
  7. SageOfDeath

    SageOfDeath Guest

    Maybe they look the same, but check the grip guide sticky on tennis tips/instruction and you'll see the differences you couldn't see in the pictures.
  8. Mountainman

    Mountainman Rookie

    Aug 4, 2005
    Take a picture at the throat of the racquet. I want to see those grommets
  9. 35ft6

    35ft6 Legend

    Feb 18, 2005
    Those pictures aren't very helpful. You should have kept the same positioning for every grip so we can see the difference. And it would be better if we could see the "V" between the thumb and pointing finger.
  10. Urza187

    Urza187 New User

    May 25, 2006
    I'm new to these forums, i've been browsing these boards and I finally figured i'd join. I was curious about changing grips. I've recently(this past year) have been trying to move from an eastern FH to a SW FH grip. I've heard that it isn't bad switching these around depending on the shot you take. My question is, when you switch the grip, should you learn to change it with one hand, or is it alright to change it with the opposite hand?
  11. jblakerocks

    jblakerocks Guest

    Trouble with western

    when i switched rackets, i switched to a western grip because it was more confortable with the new racket.
    i am having major problems and can't seem to switch back from western to continental. balls are going either too short and too long.
    What are some major problems with a western grip and how do you fix them...

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