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Grips: Analysis thereof
What are the two pts on the hand that you will be tested over?
1. Underside of base knuckle
2. Heel
What are the points of the eastern forehand grip?
3 & 3
What are the advantages of the eastern forehand grip?
1. Easy to generate power
2. Waist-high balls
3. Adaptable to different surfaces
4. More support
5. Topspin
6. Good for beginners
What are the disadvantages of the eastern forehand grip?
1. Grip change
2. Weak on slice
3. Low volley
4. Finesse and touch shots
5. Difficult to hit high balls
Other important points of the eastern forehand grip
1.Often referred to as the shake hands grip
2. Contact pt in front of the body w/a vertical racquet face
What are the pts on the eastern backhand?
1 & 1
What are the advantages of the eastern backhand grip?
1. Easy to generate power
2. Waist-high balls
3. Adaptable to different surfaces
4. More support
5. Topspin
6. Good for beginners
What are the disadvantages of the eastern backhand grip?
1. Grip change
2. Weak on slice
3. Low volley
4. Finesse and touch shots
5. Difficult to hit high balls
Other important points for the eastern backand grip
1. This grip calls for a definite change between forehand and backhand grips
2. Contact point is slightly in front of the body w/a vertical racquet face
What are the pts of the continental grip?
2 & 2
What are the advantages of the continental grip?
1. Low balls
2. Slice
3. No grip change
4. Adaptable to different strokes
5. Degree of versatility
6. Topspin on serve
7. Late hit on forehand side
8. Good serve and volley
9. Good for hit touch shots
What are the disadvantages of the continental grip?
1. High balls
2. Weak wrist or forearm
3. More difficult to generate topspin than eastern grip
4. Requires good timing
Other key pts for the continental grip
1. Contact pt just as far in front of the body as the eastern grip. The player must learn to adjust the racquet face w/his or her wrist in order to hit flat or topspin shots.
2. Tennis teachers recommend this grip for netshots where there is little time for grip change.
3. should be used on the serve, this grip makes it easier to hit slice.
Semiwestern forehand pts
4 & 4
Advantages of the Semiwestern forehand
1. Topspin
2. High balls
3. Disguise
4. Passing shots
5. Power
Disadvantages of the semiwestern grip
1. Low balls
2. Underspin
3. Major grip change to backhand
4. Serve
5. Low volley
Key pts of the semiwestern grip
1. Contact pt for the semiwestern grip is more forward of the body
2. This is the grip that most of today's competitive players are using for a number of reasons
3. In this grip, the inclination of the hand is toward the western grip. Many players prefer this grip b/c of the comfortable feeling of the hand behind the racquet
Full western pts
5 & 5
Advantages of the full western
1. Topspin
2. High balls
3. Disguise
4. Passing shots
5. Power
Disadvantages of the full western grip
1. Low balls
2. Underspin
3. Large grip change
4. Serve
5. Low volley
Other key pts of the full western
1. Contact pt is very early and preferably higher than your waist
2. This grip closes the face of the racquet and is used for exaggerated topspin and groundstrokes where contact is made preferably made in front of the body.
3. Some players who use the western grip for foreahands keep the same grip for backhands, hitting the ball with the same face of the racquet.
Two handed backhand pts
Right hand Left hand
2 & 2 7 & 7
3 & 3 7 & 7
1 & 1 7 & 7
Two handed backhand pts
1. Power
2. Topspin
3. Sharp angle
4. Disguise
5. Helps tennis elbow
6. Early success-confidence
7. Gives support
Disadvantages of the 2 handed backhand
1. Weakness @ net
2. Difficult to slice
Other important pts
1. The contact pt for the 2 handed backhanded player is closer to the body than the eastern one handed player.