Different Types of Grips. Different types of shots in tennis require unique grips to maximize performance. In this guide, we’re going to cover: Forehand; Slice forehand; One-handed backhand; Two-handed backhand; Slice backhand; Serve; Volleys; Overheads
Place the dominant hand in the Continental Grip or the Eastern Backhand Grip, and the non-dominant hand in an Eastern Forehand Grip or the Semi-Western Forehand Grip. There is debate about the ideal two-handed grip, but as we mentioned previously there is no perfect grip.
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Eastern Forehand Grip. One knuckle rotation to the right (if right-handed) and the Continental grip turns into an Eastern Forehand grip. For clarification, your knuckle would be over bevel 3 rather than bevel 2. A benefit in using this grip is that you can hit the ball a little flatter than with a continental grip.
4 3/8 vs. 4 1/2 Grip Sizes. 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.
There are many ways to influence the tennis grip shape and size, but it is always easiest if you’re on the smaller side. Most players use an overgrip and that builds up the grip by half a size. Novak Djokovic uses a grip 3 with two overgrips, one with no overlaps, so this is personal to each player what feels right.
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Smaller grip sizes are becoming more popular in the world of tennis as are Tennis Shock Absorbers. Overgrips are popular because it means a fresh new comfy grip before you go play! They also fit to your unique tennis style. You can put on a red grip, black grip, custom grip, dry grip, thick grip.