eastern, western, semi western

03-19-2004, 07:20 AM
hi could someone please explain the grips to me?

Satanic Pasteur
03-19-2004, 09:51 AM
Eastern grip is adapted to beginners, semi western is for topspin forehand and western is for claycourt specialists who use huge topspins.

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03-19-2004, 09:56 AM
Heh, I use an eastern, and I am definitely not a beginner.

03-19-2004, 11:02 AM
pretty hard to explain grips in words

have a look at some websites, Berasategui had a wicked custom grip lol

03-19-2004, 01:25 PM
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". ;)

Satanic Pasteur
03-19-2004, 02:52 PM
You're right alfonsojose.

03-19-2004, 04:25 PM
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.

03-19-2004, 05:20 PM
i m abit confused...
Ferrero used western forehand???
Capriati n Serena used eastern??

03-19-2004, 05:53 PM
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.

03-19-2004, 05:57 PM
Thanks for the infos guys:)!

03-19-2004, 06:06 PM
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.