Feels a little weak but assume I should try not to have thumb laying across back of grip? We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. I can observe the process but it’s hard to say that “I changed” the grip.I would say that the “grip changed”. Pluses and minuses? I think you're ref. Also with the one handed backhand can you talk about at what point do the arms take over the weight of the racquet? Maybe during offseason. more like a “pistol” eastern forehand (extended index finger) for non dominant and not so strong continental for the dominant hand.My hesitation is that I try to keep things simple and too many grip variations..Ie nadal flattens out his higher backhands ( shoulder lean etc), do you think he slightly adjusts grips? But I am fine to run a lot. I looked at some photos of the same player for various backhand, grips didnt always seem identical ( spacing between hands, index finger extension etc.Lastly, do you beleive these are conscious grip variations that eventually are automated?
Hold the racquet with the correct grip many times at home for example. 19:33 . At least they happen to me.I don’t consciously change a grip, it just changes instantly as my brain suggests a different grip for the current situation. So yes, let your hands find the best grips for different situations.I’ve been playing tennis for probably 50 years. Your racquet handle 2. But if you have had students under rotating the racket consistently, is there something else that you recommend to make it a one step process- like suppinating the right to make up the difference or set the grip in a different part of the swing, or swing to contact with the wrist slightly pronated?I think I resort to setting the grip already in advance correctly and having the student hit lots of balls. to the fact that they both open up the chest at the end of a normal (closed) backhand. You’ll need to develop the skill over the years…Could you please run through the technique for return of serve, initially holding the forehand grip, then switching to the continental grip, for forehand and backhand returns. Having played for 50 + years with that position with a traditional backhand grip, I find that as I move that grip over more and work on bending the thumb, I feel like I don’t have control over the swing. The different grip styles play a significant role in the shot. I recently been moving my grip over and trying to use a more contemporary backhand grip and not use my thumb to support my wrist. I had a lot of problems with my BH at my last match. When it comes to tennis, this is 90 degrees away from the ball.If you happen to have a mental image from playing table tennis of switching from a forehand to a backhand by flipping the hand, you’ll need to change it.When it comes to tennis hand positions, we don’t flip the hand, but simply turn it.When we want to position the hand for the one-handed backhand, we simply shift it by 90 degrees so that the palm still faces the ball but the fingers are now pointing at around 45 degrees upwards.Keep in mind that this is just a simple explanation of how the hand is aligned at contact for the forehand and one-handed backhand strokes in tennis.This article is more of an eye-opener that gives you another perspective on how to hold the one-handed backhand grip in tennis because it is not very logical at first glance.Switching from a forehand to a backhand in table tennis makes much more sense, but if we apply the same logic to tennis strokes, it will not work.The one-handed backhand in tennis requires a much more stable wrist position, which is achieved only when the back of the hand is at around 90 degrees away from the contact point.The Quest For More Power In Tennis And Why It’s Not The AnswerHow To Feel Topspin In Tennis The Way A Pro Hits ItAnd lots of good backhand slice demonstrations here:I’ll try and post something on the backhand slice. or simply a result of fast pasted playing and reacting on the fly?Sure, you can use slight grip changes for different situations but as you mention, they usually just happen. You need to experiment and keep trying to grip less tight until you lose control.Then you need to constantly “walk on the edge” of losing control and having control – and of course you can do that only in free hitting sessions with no pressure when you can afford to miss.If you play points you’ll never release the grip enough to lose to control therefore you’ll never learn how much you can let go.I find my hand almost half off the racquet. It does hold the handle differently, after all.We simply let go of the racquet slightly with our dominant hand so that it can turn in the hand and then use our non-dominant hand to turn the racquet a bit.With this slight exaggeration I am showing you how the grip is changed with the off-handWe also initiate our backhand (whether one-handed or two-handed) by Once we finish turning our shoulders, we’ll also finish turning the racquet handle by the correct degree of rotation and our dominant hand will feel that it’s holding the correct backhand grip now.We can then just firm up the grip a bit and initiate our swing forward.The process is very similar if you’re changing from a forehand grip to a two-handed backhand grip except that now you After you complete the grip change just slide your non-dominant hand down to the handleIf you’re not changing the grip with your non-dominant hand or you’re still struggling with finding the right grip, then I suggest you practice that at home.Practice changing your grip by simulating a more realistic situation as if you’re on a tennis court. The one-handed backhand grip in tennis is quite easily defined and learned with simple guidelines that tell you where to place the “V” between the thumb and the index finger on a specific bevel of the handle. You need to FEEL the right grip eventually, there in no intellectual way to solve this problem.I’ve heard you mention for the serve grip to extend forefinger and also others have suggested gripping near the butt of the handle for the serve. They can affect the angle of your racket face at impact.