Tennis Grips Explained – Tennis Lesson – Grips Instruction

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Ever wonder exactly what each of the tennis grips are exactly? In this video lesson I’ll go over the continental, eastern forehand, semi western, full western, and easter backhand tennis grips.

In my instruction on court I’ve found that several grips lend themselves best to certain types of shots. I’ll give you my advice in this video!
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  • To me, most players hit FH w semi wester grip, but not right on 4. More between and 3 4, 4 is too far western, and I would consider a true semi western on the edge between 3 and 4

    Viego Alvarez March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • There are sooo many adults who play socially and never learned fundamentals such as the different grips. As a former junior tournament player I watch them struggle to hit shots and often try to help them adjust their grip. This video can really help clarify the proper grip for each main shot. Thanks.

    Andrew Brent March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • I study sports and physical science(it is my major in college) and I have a tennis test tomorrow it’s weird to say that ……
    and I also know nothing about tennis so thank you this was helpful

    Hala k March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Continental and eastern are same ?

    M Daniyal Umer March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Definitely the BEST grip explanation. Thanks

    Paul Curcione March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • i didnt even know there were specific grips lol thanks

    jeb flynn March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Finally a video on gripping the racket, two years into the channel.

    Felix Dzerzhinsky March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply

    JRS One March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Why are grips called Eastern or Western?

    Valar Dohaeris March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Wow I just came to the realization that I use continental for everything thank you for the information very helpful

    Kacerot March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • "I dont want to finally hit big serves" leave me alone

    hclconsult March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Love tennis. Would play daily if I could.

    Orthopedic Dogbed March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Very well explained, so far the best, thank you for posting.

    Yoel Truffin March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • I'm a leftie

    Josh March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • I have a good player, not great, beats me about 60 percent tell me i need hammer grip eastern for backhand, dont like it, I like more angle with knuckles, feels more stable with index on 2, 1 seems extreme as always hit on 2, may try against wall, I do want to work on follow through at end of swing as I have recently had wrist issues, may have let wrist bend backwards as I finish up high, I will swing up slightly and forward slightltly, then across, the windshield wiper immediately with forehand or backhand immediately rolling across seems tough on wrist, 55 years old though, great video!

    John Smith March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • hi, do you have any videos on handling high balls on forehand side and on the backhand side with one handed backhand?

    Jonathan Chen March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Very good video!

    Arely H March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Some minor criticisms. Your wrist was bent incorrectly on the semi-western and western grips giving people the impression that maybe this is how it's supposed to be at the contact point. Also there is no truth to the notion that one can't hit very hard with a full western . It is not lacking power in the slightest, if a player can't get power it is because they don't know what they're doing 🙂

    David Caywood March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • so does that mean that my grip is incorrect? i place my hand straight across on all shots,especially on the forehand.

    Wtf March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Thank you! That helped. I wasn't aware the knuckles went straight along bevel 1 on an Eastern backhand.

    Molybdaenmornell March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Whats your opinion on the Head Tis6 racquet for someone coming back into tennis after a decade off .. i serve very flat but fast .. and play mostly doubles.. is this an ok racquet? I used to use a wilson hyper hammer

    Saffron Walsh March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Thank you so much

    Saffron Walsh March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Thanks man,you really helped me a lot because i am playing tennis for over 7 years now(im 14) and my whole life ive been using the full western just because i got used to it and my coach did not do anything to correct that,now ill try to use the eastern forehand (i would still use western but i always have trouble with the high shots and i cant return them very strong),once again thank you,i really appreciate it 🙂 (hope ypu see this comment)

    Luka Vojvodić March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Can you please link the lesson on two hand backhand grip?

    Ralph Silva March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • TFW your coach tries to teach you grips, and you never paid attention, now years later you realize their importance

    I only do continental… for serves, power serves, slice serves, everything. The exception is when I cut the ball, which I do eastern/continental because I try to either put as much top spin or skip on the ball as I can, to either drive it into the person or away… Time to practice eastern :/ (my forehands are fine, but I'm going to see the effects of eastern grip in driving my forehands while maintaining my top spin, as my top spin has always been a little lacking in forehand land)

    Daring Darius March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • What about the "height" of the grip in the longitudinal direction of the racket? Is there a general rule for that or does ir vary from player to player and from hit to hit?

    Fer Lomoc March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Excellent explanation.. thank you very much..

    Prashanth M March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Very good explanation. Easy to understand, and non robotic since it allows you to do slight variations.

    Axel López March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • nice

    Balasaheb Shendurkar March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • TOP!

    Americo Braga March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Great video! I'm using eastern forehand grip and I just recently noticed that my thumb isn't embracing the handle, it's kind of laying on the bevel 1 parallel to the edge of the racket. Is it a technical flaw that may impact my forehand? I wonder if it's something I should work on.

    softkdp March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • I'm a lefty and I still got confused but then I switched to my right hand and I kept dropping my tennis racket

    Brianna Gomez March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • You should be my trainer 🙂

    Thank you and great video 🙂

    mustafa rashad March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Thanks for making this video so easy to understand. Super helpful…

    kkharkar March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • very helpful and easy to follow!

    Rockfield Langley March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • My God lol… U r lefty and giving demonstration of right handed players… 😂

    Akshat Umredkar March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • Finally someone who explains how the racket should be held and what the angle of your knuckles should be with every grip. Also the zoom in on every grip makes this the best tennis grips video I have seen so far! Thank you!

    Teutonius March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply
  • I'm joining tennis at my school, starting in a few months. I really don't like going into things blind but i know absolutely nothing about tennis except that 0 is love. This video helped alot, took me a while to peice it together but after looking up the terms you mentioned i think i get it. Thx for helping, hope i don't screw up at intramurals XD

    Mr. Crow March 18, 2020 4:08 pm Reply

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