Two handed backhand grip

Jacob8

New User
I started thinking about improving my two handed backhand with checking the grip. While reading most od the posts, I saw that the most common combination is C/E. When I took my racquet, I noticed that the most natural combination for me is the full western forehand grip for the right hand (I am a righty) and the eastern forehand grip for the left hand. I couldn't find aby person using the same combination. Is is clearly incorrect or simply not popular at all?
 
I started thinking about improving my two handed backhand with checking the grip. While reading most od the posts, I saw that the most common combination is C/E. When I took my racquet, I noticed that the most natural combination for me is the full western forehand grip for the right hand (I am a righty) and the eastern forehand grip for the left hand. I couldn't find aby person using the same combination. Is is clearly incorrect or simply not popular at all?
I'm sorry what? A full western forehand grip for your right hand? So you have it that the palm of your right hand is facing towards the fence behind you? That would not be correct imo.

Conti (dominant hand)/ SW (non-dom) is fairly common. Some players do Eastern backhand grip (dom)/ SW (non dom).
 

1stVolley

Professional
That FW grip is certainly not a common one for your dominant hand. If it wasn't for your supporting non-dominant hand, using it for a backhand could easily injure your wrist. The advantage of that grip, I imagine, is that if you use the FW for a forehand, then you don't need to switch grips between the FH and BH. Other than that you grip doesn't seem like it would interfere with the 2HBH sweeping motion which generates extra topspin.
 

J_Ring

New User
Personally I don't like the RH continental grip on the 2-handed backhand as I feel it limits too much the movement of the racket. I use something closer to the Semi-western on the right hand low on the butt cap which allows the racket head to move 180 degrees.
 
I started thinking about improving my two handed backhand with checking the grip. While reading most od the posts, I saw that the most common combination is C/E. When I took my racquet, I noticed that the most natural combination for me is the full western forehand grip for the right hand (I am a righty) and the eastern forehand grip for the left hand. I couldn't find aby person using the same combination. Is is clearly incorrect or simply not popular at all?
I think what you are describing is an eastern backhand grip for the dominant arm and eastern forehand for the non-dominant arm (western forehand grip = eastern backhand grip if you rotate the racquet over- you would wind up hitting on the same side of the racquet). This grip combination is probably not as popular as the continental / eastern forehand combination, but it is certainly a valid grip combination for the two hand backhand.

Here's a good article that goes into detail on various 2 hand backhand grips and hitting arm structures.

 

sredna42

Hall of Fame
I started thinking about improving my two handed backhand with checking the grip. While reading most od the posts, I saw that the most common combination is C/E. When I took my racquet, I noticed that the most natural combination for me is the full western forehand grip for the right hand (I am a righty) and the eastern forehand grip for the left hand. I couldn't find aby person using the same combination. Is is clearly incorrect or simply not popular at all?
LOLWUT?
Does not compute. I use C/E but sometimes my left hand shifts to more SW as my shoulders/chest seem to get in the way, but C/E is the best.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
I use an eastern backhand now. Worked with a coach and he made that change and it works. Gives me more extension through the shot. Not a huge difference from a continental, but in my case it makes a difference.
 

Slowtwitcher

Hall of Fame
I started thinking about improving my two handed backhand with checking the grip. While reading most od the posts, I saw that the most common combination is C/E. When I took my racquet, I noticed that the most natural combination for me is the full western forehand grip for the right hand (I am a righty) and the eastern forehand grip for the left hand. I couldn't find aby person using the same combination. Is is clearly incorrect or simply not popular at all?

We need pictures.

EDIT: Eastern/Semi-Western here
 
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