$72.99 … Place your base knuckle on the center of the top plane and have your thumb in a straight line across the left side plane.Place your base knuckle on the left ridge of the top plane and your thumb in a straight line across the left side plane. You'll find out how to make a flared tennis It looks very "loopy" to me sometimes.

Email: racquets@tennis-warehouse.com. There is a common belief that Gasquet has a bit of a funky grip on his forehand side. Le Coq Sportif Men's Essential Jacket. It’s a popular grip since Roger Federer uses it at times along with Justine Henin. Grip it and rip it: Eastern promise If you’re just starting out with a single-hander, use an eastern backhand grip like Gasquet. Now, I believe a lot of the reason for this fraud behind the pro’s racquets is because of the sponsorships. To clarify, this is not the semi-western grip. To get into this grip, shift your index knuckle one bevel counterclockwise (clockwise for lefties) from your continental grip.As your grip centers your knuckles directly on top of the grip, it offers a comfortable and stable racket support on contact.This grip is one of the more versatile grips because it allows for comfortable power and topspin drive shots but are close enough to the continental grip to hit an effective slice.But, it is still quite difficult to hit high balls because the wrist can be in a flexed position at contact, which is a very unstable and weak position to be in.That is why many players with the eastern grip will slice the ball above the shoulders.Also, it is slightly challenging to meet the ball at contact, and you might find yourself hitting late.There are some noticeable changes in this millimeter difference.You will notice that the grip is slightly weaker than the full eastern, and there is a slightly later contact point.Regardless, you can still execute this grip comfortably with tons of power and spin.A few players who use the modified eastern grip are Grigor Dimitrov, Dominic Thiem, and Stanislas Wawrinka.Roger Federer’s index knuckle is still on bevel 1, but is on the right edge of the bevel between modified eastern and full eastern.This grip is often referred to the semi-western grip.While it is an extreme grip, the semi-western feels very different from the strong eastern.Richard Gasquet and Fernando Gonzales use the strong eastern grip effectively for extreme topspin and pace.For the semi-western backhand, the index knuckle is on center of bevel 8 (bevel 1 for lefties).This is the most extreme grip on the backhand side.Because of the closed plane of the racket, this grip offers the maximum potential for topspin.It’s also the best suited for high balls because your wrist at shoulder height would be it allows you to hit balls well above the waist with pace and spin.Since the natural contact point is several inches further in front than full eastern, it may be more challenging to time.But if you practice enough to time the hit, you will be able to take more time away from your opponent.If you stand far behind the baseline, timing becomes less of a problem, so you can have more leeway there.Although this grip is rather rare today, there were a few players who used this grip very effectively such as Justine Henin-Hardenne and Gustavo Kuerten.Now that I just went over the index knuckle positions on the grip, I want to emphasize that the heel pad is just as important of a factor in your grip.The first grip is called the pistol grip because the index finger is noticeably spread apart from the other fingers.This grip is more conservative and therefore is ideal for slicing.It’s held with your fingers slightly spread apart from each other.The knuckles are at a slight angle from the grip, which is important because this affects the mobility/stability of your shot.The racket is aligned diagonally across your index knuckle and heel pad.The hammer grip is held with your fingers closer together and the index finger could be further depending on your preference.The racket is held along your index knuckle and palm, putting the knuckles are parallel with the grip.The heel pad also affects the extremeness of the grip.If you look at the butt cap, the heel pad is actually 1 to 1.5 bevels counter-clockwise from the index knuckle.This makes hammer grips more extreme than the pistol grip because the heel pad is further back.The continental grip held in pistol hold is the most conservative grip and is often used for the slice.The semi-western grip in the hammer hold is the most extreme grip on the backhand, putting your palm almost directly behind the handle.Try this simple test at home courtesy of adventuresintennis.com.Now, if you’re a human, the hammer grip would feel more stable.This is because the angle between your racket and forearm is smaller, which puts your wrist in a “locked” position, especially in an eastern or semi-western forehand.For the forehand, there are 4 fingers are underneath the handle.But for the one-handed backhand, the thumb is the only finger driving the racket upwards to the ball.So the backhand grip needs as much support from other body parts to deliver the same power.For all these reasons, I would humbly recommend using a hammer grip for drive shots.The grip change starts immediately after you recognize the ball is coming to your backhand.It starts simultaneously with the initial unit turn.You usually start from a neutral grip position when you are in your ready position.Depending on how extreme your grip is, it can take between 50-100 milliseconds to fully change your grip into position.Sometimes, when you are in an extreme forehand grip, you don’t have time to reset your grip.Would have to switch 3-4 bevels counter-clockwise to get to your backhand grip.Instead, you only need to shift 1-2 bevels the other way to get to your backhand grip.Generally, the grip shifts from either hand/wrist extending back toward your upper forearm.While holding the throat of the racket with your non-hitting hand, loosen the grip.Then, rotate your hitting hand to the desired grip with wrist extension.You can see players like Federer or Dimitrov switch this way in the unit turn.If this doesn’t feel natural, you can try option 2.Non-hitting wrist will extend slightly to readjust grip.
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I'm an avid tennis player and have been playing since I was 6 years old. To help personalize content, tailor and measure ads, and provide a safer experience, we use cookies. The grip is favorite among people who like hitting with heavy topspin all the time.