Western Forehanders....

dave333

Hall of Fame
What kind of question is that? Any decent player will use continental grip, including western grippers like me.

Why wouldn't a western forehander use a continental grip?
 

dave333

Hall of Fame
^^^^ The problem is that it makes it easier to read at higher levels and a kick serve that is predicted is a big no no.
 

EricW

Professional
^^^^ The problem is that it makes it easier to read at higher levels and a kick serve that is predicted is a big no no.
There are many people who use a kick serve everytime they hit a second serve, so in that case it wouldn't matter. But it's still probably better to use the same grip so you can use one as a surprise for your first serve, or change up with a slice or something
 

krz

Professional
^^^^ The problem is that it makes it easier to read at higher levels and a kick serve that is predicted is a big no no.
Almost every pro hits a kicker for there 2nd serve so thats pretty predictable. Although I hit all my serves with a continental I was just mentioning that. And there are pros who hit kickers with an eastern grip
 
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