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  1. 16

    16 Rookie

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    ive had the same serve, volley and overhead grip forever (continental). about 1 month ago it went south and i didnt think much of it just suspected it would return after a while if i just focus on my tecnique. 1 month later it hasnt returned to feeling comfortable enough yet to take a confident swing at the ball and its begining to frustrate me because my tecnique is now going down with my grip for some reason(probably some natural thing my body is doing to compinsate for my uncomfortable grip. any advice would be much appricaited(its not been easy to serve any volley with my continental grip off) thanks
     
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  2. corncob3466

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    try western and semi western for your forehand. i dont know much about serve and volley, but maybe eastern forehand grip. see if this works. if they dont, just keep practicing. everyone gets into slumps.
     
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  3. umm24

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    You can use continental for flat serves and slice serves. If you want a little more juice in the kick, shift grip by one bevel toward the backhand. Forehand grips are eastern, semi-western, and full western, though almost nobody recommends full western because it's hard to pull off effectively (timing and technique) and not use it as a crutch that breaks down against low balls. For volleys, stick to continental, so you have balanced mobility on both forehand and backhand volleys.


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  4. umm24

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    If you want to get used to technique, grip changes, swing path, etc., try slowing things down, do self-feeds, then hand-feeds, and racquet-feeds. Do each level until comfortable. Once you're confident that you have a repeatable technique that you can perform without it breaking down (or reverting to a prior technique), then you're good for live balls/points/matches/etc.


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  5. Bender

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    If I'm understanding you right, and you're using a conti grip for serves, volleys, and overheads, then you're using the right grip for these shots.
    1. If your shots are suddenly sailing long, you may have started hitting late chronically.
    2. If it keeps hitting the net, then you're hitting too early.
    3. If you're framing the ball, you need to relax your grip and forearm.
    4. If you keep hitting volleys with the throat of your racquet by accident, deliberately exaggerate your bounce / split / adjustment steps at net.
     
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  6. skiracer55

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    Something like this. The OP is using the right grip for the right shots, but never says exactly what the problem is. So figure out what's going wrong and adjust accordingly...
     
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  7. SinjinCooper

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    If he hasn't figured it out in the last thirteen years, I don't see him puzzling it out now.
     
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