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There are a few different grips you use in tennis. The different grips include: the Continental Grip, Eastern Grip, Western Grip, Semi-Western Grip, and two-handed backhand grip. Let's start with the Continental Grip. You would use this grip when you are at the net hitting volleys and overheads. You will also use it when serving. You hold the racquet like a hammer with the "V" of your thumb and index finger on the narrower edge of the racquet grip. You'll want to use the Eastern Grip when you wish to hit ground storkes that are flat or have topspin. Hold the racquet with the "V" slightly off to the right. You'll want to use the Western Grip when you want to use extreme topspin. This grip is a preferred grip of clay court players because topspin rules on clay. The "V" extremely far off to the right. You'll want to use the Semi-Western Grip when you want to add power and you are a baseliner. You can either hit topsin or flat with this grip. The "V" is between that of the Eastern Grip and the Western Grip. It is recommended to have a Tennis professional demonstrate the different grips for you, so that you are doing them properly.

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If you think that you want to start playing tennis on a regular basis, then you also need to make sure that you learn the three major tennis grips. You will not be able to hit the ball over the net if you do not know how to properly handle a tennis racket, so it is important to learn these fundamentals of the game. Once you know how to handle a racket, you will be able to hit the ball more efficiently and with more power. Focusing on the basics is always extremely important when you take up a new sport, so make sure that you learn the following three grips.The Eastern GripThe first tennis grip that you should take a look at is the Eastern grip. This is the type of grip that feels natural to most of the people who pick up a racket for the first time, so it is also the most popular grip used today. To use this grip, you will basically need to shake hands with the racket and make sure that the end of your hand is at the end of the handle. You should be able to easily see your thumb if you are using this grip.The Continental GripThe Continental grip is the option used by most pros, but it will not feel natural right away. To use this grip on the court, start with an Eastern grip and then rotate the racket clockwise until your thumb and finger are sitting on the edge of the right side of the handle. You should also bread your fingers out a bit with this grip.The Western GripThe Western grip is what you can switch to after you have become a tennis pro. You can start with an Eastern grip for this grip as well, and then main change you will need to make once you are in an Eastern grip is to turn the racket counter-clockwise. You should continue to turn the racket until the V shape of your thumb and pointer finger is pointing to the right.

Should you use grip tape om your tennis racket?

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Who was Pete Sampras's major sponsor?

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Does overgrip ruin the original grip of a tennis racquet?

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Why are tennis shoes best for tennis?

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