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.
Besides, can you use a replacement grip as an overgrip?
The replacement grip replaces the grip that came installed from the factory (aka. the original grip) and it is considered to be a base material for the overgrip. Since regularly changing the replacement grip is relatively difficult and expensive, most players opt-in applying an overgrip!
Subsequently, what are the different types of tennis grips?
4 Types of Tennis Grips
- The Continental grip. For the Continental grip, also known as the “Chopper” grip, the palm side of your index knuckle should line up with bevel #2 for right-handers, and bevel #8 for left-handers. …
- The Eastern grip. …
- The Semi-Western grip. …
- The Western grip.
How do I know my tennis grip size?
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.
Remember – a lot of factors determine how quickly a grip needs to be changed – humidity, the intensity of play, perspiration. A general rule you can follow is to replace your overgrip every 6-8 hours of play, and your replacement grip 1-3 times per year.
Grips are either replacement grips OR overgrips. A replacement grip can be applied directly onto the handle of a racquet, they have a sticky backing and offer a reasonable amount of cushioning. An overgrip, on the otherhand, does not have a sticky backing and is typically much thinner.
Changing your tennis overgrip—or regripping your racket—is simple to do, and essential for every tennis player to learn: Remove your old overgrip. … Use scissors or your nails to peel off the finishing tape (the little piece of tape securing the overgrip to itself), then unwrap the grip.
The Eastern Forehand Grip
This used to be the most common tennis forehand grip. Roger Federer and several other pro tennis players still use the eastern forehand grip. It allows for a good combination of power and spin on your forehand.