Grip jump

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#1
Never heard this term before. It refers to a grip change done on the fly during take back without using the non-dominant hand.
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This quick maneuver has snuck under the radar as being the newest and most clever way to vary a player’s spin on the ball. Many seasoned senior players have used this grip jump for years, but now you’re seeing this tricky maneuver being used by many of the young big hitters. It is especially effective with those using a western grip. In an instant, they can transition from their regular forehand grip to a continental grip, allowing them to create a backspin shot that can be used for everything from a slice approach shot to a drop shot, or even a wide defensive forehand serve return. What makes this move so unique, is not just the quickness of the execution, but being able to change the grip without the help of the other hand. To pull this off, a player will use the momentum of taking the racquet back along with a loose grip to jump into a continental grip. This baton like movement takes a while to master, but once achieved, produces one of the most deceptive and well disguised shots in the game.

From USPTA magazine:

http://addvantageuspta.com/default....antage/MenuGroup/Public/NewsLetterID/1796.htm
 
#2
Never knew it had a name, but I occasionally do it. Sometimes when on defense and I'm running for a wide shot to my forehand, I realize I'm not able to get behind the ball in time to hit a topspin shot, I will make a split second grip adjustment to continental slice.
 
#3
Never knew it had a name, but I occasionally do it. Sometimes when on defense and I'm running for a wide shot to my forehand, I realize I'm not able to get behind the ball in time to hit a topspin shot, I will make a split second grip adjustment to continental slice.
I also do single handed dynamic grip changes and was surprised to see it described by a new term and portrayed as an advanced skill.

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