The semi-wester grip falls neatly between the eastern and western and has become the most common forehand tennis grip in modern tennis because it allows for excellent topspin and quick grip changes. In the 90s and into the new millennium, players like Andre Agassi and Martina Hingis put the semi-western grip to work.
Getting the semi-western grip to strike the ball as the pros do is something you will have to practice, so get your practice socks on and get to it. At first, you will feel like no matter what you do the ball always goes into the ground let alone reach the net. To Jump or Not to Jump
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Like the toss for a flat serve, you throw the ball up into the air slightly toward your right, but not as far forward into the court. Using a continental grip and hitting up, your racquet hits across the ball. The spin starts when the racquet first makes contact with the ball.
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.
Grip. Most people are going to use a Continental (chopper) grip for the volley. The Continental grip is probably the most simple grip there is and it’s roughly the grip you would use if you were using a hammer or axe. If you look at your grip, you will see it has 8 “bevels” or lines that go around the circumference.
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