Why do I get more power with a semi western forehand grip?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by gplracer, May 8, 2004.

  1. gplracer

    gplracer Hall of Fame

    Apr 5, 2004
    I am a 4.5 player. I use a moderate western forehand grip. I have noticed that with just a little more semi western grip there is a significant increase in power. Why is that?
  2. TwistServe

    TwistServe Guest

    I'm a complete newbie, but i think less spin -> more power..

    more spin -> less power..

    just like a serve..
  3. Feña14

    Feña14 Legend

    Feb 18, 2004
    I think I know this one :D

    It happens because you get more wrist behind the ball which enables you to put less spin on the ball, and therefore power as the previous poster said. You hit through the ball instead of brushing up the back of it.

    It also allows you to be more consistent, the only minus is that you don't get much spin.

    I personally use a mad looking Western grip as I thrive on spin.

    Hope this helps!

  4. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

    Feb 19, 2004
    There is more support on the handle and racquet from the palm. You hit a tad earlier. The wrist and forearm can lock and provide bigtime leverage on the swing.

    It positions your elbow in a "power" position. All of the above.

    The SW and W grips have been well establiched as the "power" grips.

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