Semi-western backhand players?

pico

Professional
I switched to this bh grip today. I thickened my 4 1/4 grip to allow for my palm to almost be locked in. What I realised is that before I used a lot of wrist in my one hand backhands and it felt "shaky". This change lets me lock, load and rip!!! This is a semi-western backhand grip?

 

zill

Hall of Fame
I switched to this bh grip today. I thickened my 4 1/4 grip to allow for my palm to almost be locked in. What I realised is that before I used a lot of wrist in my one hand backhands and it felt "shaky". This change lets me lock, load and rip!!! This is a semi-western backhand grip?

Correct
 

shazbot

Semi-Pro
I play with a semi-western FH and semi-western OHBH, so when I am hitting topspin, I do not need to change grips at all. The only time I am changing grips is when I am slicing or volleying.

I remember a bunch of years back I was subbing in at a clinic at my club and the teaching pro there tried to tell me to switch to the eastern OHBH grip. I tried it and hated it, I hit a much heavier ball with the semi-western OHBH grip.
 

zill

Hall of Fame
I play with a semi-western FH and semi-western OHBH, so when I am hitting topspin, I do not need to change grips at all. The only time I am changing grips is when I am slicing or volleying.

I remember a bunch of years back I was subbing in at a clinic at my club and the teaching pro there tried to tell me to switch to the eastern OHBH grip. I tried it and hated it, I hit a much heavier ball with the semi-western OHBH grip.
Same here
 

WestboroChe

Hall of Fame
I agree it’s a superior grip to the Eastern backhand. I’ve always just sliced my backhand most of the time. But when I am able to line it up and drive it this is the grip I use. For me it’s just a matter of do I have the time or not? More often then answer is not. So slice it is.
 
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