There are 4 primary types of forehand tennis grips: Continental Forehand, Eastern Forehand, Western Forehand, and Semi-Western Forehand. There are 3 primary types of backhand tennis grips: Eastern Backhand, Semi-Western Backhand, and Two-Handed Backhand.
Just so, what are the 3 types of racket grip?
In tennis, a grip is a way of holding the racquet in order to hit shots during a match. The three most commonly used conventional grips are: the Continental (or “Chopper”), the Eastern and the Semi-Western. Most players change grips during a match depending on what shot they are hitting.
Correspondingly, what tennis grip should I use?
The Semi-Western grip is the most common forehand grip in tennis. Andy Murry and Rafael Nadal have some of the best semi-western forehands on the pro tennis tour. If you’re looking for more spin than an eastern grip, then this might be the best fit for you. How do you know you’re using a semi-western grip?
What grip size is best for tennis?
Many men looking for tennis racquets will find themselves choosing between a size 3 (4 3/8 in) and size 4 (4 1/2 in) grip. If you’re on the fence between the two, I’d encourage you to go with 4 3/8 because it’s much easier to build up a grip than reduce it and the difference between the two is only 1/8 inch or 3.2 mm.
Federer uses a slightly modified eastern grip, it lies somewhere between the traditional eastern forehand grip and the standard semi-western grip. This grip means Federer can hit through the ball and take the ball on the up; allowing him to step inside the court and dictate play against his opponents.
Ruler Test: To measure grip size using the ruler test, first place the fingers of your racket hand together, then align a ruler’s edge with the the bottom horizontal crease of your palm. Next, measure to the tip of your ring finger, this measurement is your grip size.
The most common grips used by beginners include the Continental, Eastern and Semi-Western. The butt of your racket is shaped like an octagon, and players typically use the eight sides, known as bevels, to navigate the different grips.
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