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eastern, western, semi western

hi could someone please explain the grips to me?
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Eastern grip is adapted to beginners, semi western is for topspin forehand and western is for claycourt specialists who use huge topspins.

If you want to know more you should visit this site :
http://www.tennisgeometrics.com/Grips_tennis.htm

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Re: eastern, western, semi western

Heh, I use an eastern, and I am definitely not a beginner.

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Re: eastern, western, semi western

pretty hard to explain grips in words

have a look at some websites, Berasategui had a wicked custom grip lol
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Re: Re: eastern, western, semi western

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Heh, I use an eastern, and I am definitely not a beginner.
Yes, i use an eastern grip too. It's great for hitting flat forehands, and it makes easier the transition to the net. I guess what he wanted to say is "it's the easiest for beginers".

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You're right alfonsojose.

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Re: eastern, western, semi western

I generally use eastern grip on my forehands although some of the time I'l switch to semi-western to mix it up a bit and put more topsin on the ball.

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Re: eastern, western, semi western

i m abit confused...
Ferrero used western forehand???
Capriati n Serena used eastern??
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Re: eastern, western, semi western

Ferrero - western
Serena- semi-western
Capriati- I'm not sure. She hits flat so i guess she uses eastern or something between eastern and semi-western.

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Re: eastern, western, semi western

Thanks for the infos guys!

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Re: eastern, western, semi western

a few examples

Tim Henman -- Eastern forehand
Andre Agassi, Lindsay Davenport -- semi-western forehand
Tommy Haas, Conchita Martinez --- Western forehand

Players who are at the net a lot can benefit from a less extreme, traditional grip.
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