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Eastern Forehand Grip
Heel of hand 3
Base Knuckle index finger 3
AKA: "Shake hands grip"
Eastern Forehand Advantages
Advantages:
1. Easy to generate power
2. Waist-high balls
3. Adaptable to different surfaces
4. More support
5. Topspin
6. Good for beginners
Eastern Forehand Disadvantages
1. Grip change
2. Weak on slice
3. Low volley
4. Finesse and touch shots
5. Difficult to hit high balls
Eastern Backhand Grip
Heel of hand 1
Base Knuckle 1
Eastern Backhand Grip Advantages
Advantages
1. Easy to generate power
2. Waist-high balls
3. Adaptable to different surfaces
4. More support
5. Topspin
6. Good for beginners
Eastern Backhand Disadvantages
Disadvantages
1. Grip change
2. Weak on slice
3. Low volley
4. Finesse and touch shots
5. Difficult to hit high balls
Continental Grip
Heel of hand 2
Base Knuckle index finger 2
Continental Grip Advantages
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
Continental Grip Disadvantages
Disadvantages
1. High balls
2. Weak wrist or forearm
3. More difficult to generate topspin than eastern grip
4. Requires good timing
Semiwestern Forehand
Heel of hand 4
Base Knuckle index finger 4
Semiwestern Advantages
Advantages
1. Topspin
2. High Balls
3. Disguise
4. Passing Shots
5. Power
Semiwestern Disadvantages
Disadvantages
1. Low balls
2. Underspin
3. Major grip change to backhand
4. Serve
5. Low volley
Full western Forehand
Heel of hand 5
Base Knuckle 5
Full Western Advantages
Advantages
1. Topspin
2. High balls
3. Disguse
4. Passing shots
5. Power
Full Western Disadvantages
Disadvantages
1. Low balls
2. Underspin
3. Large grip change
4. Serve
5. Low volley
Two-handed backhand Advantages
Advantages
1. Power
2. Topspin
3. Sharp angle
4. Disguise
5. Helps tennis elbow
6. Early success- confidence
7. Gives support
Two- handed back hand Disadvantages
Disadvantages
1. Weak at net- reach/timing
2. Difficult to slice
3. Body flexibility
4. Reach