A proper tennis grip should feel firm but not tight, similar to a firm handshake. Your fingers should end up in an angled position along the handle. A V-shaped groove should form at the top, between the thumb and index finger. At the bottom of the handle, the pinky through middle finger should be close together.
https://www.feeltennis.net/hold-racket/The usual instruction on how to hold a tennis racket correctly is typically based on how to place the V on the racket ...
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Western Grip. For a western grip, the index knuckle and heel will be on or near bevel 5. This means that the racket is being held at almost 180 degrees to the position it is in when the continental grip is used. This grip lends itself to extreme topspin and is best when the ball is bouncing high.
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.
To grip a tennis racket using the Continental grip, start by holding your racket pointing away from you with your left hand so the strings are perpendicular to the ground. Then, put your right hand out like you’re shaking hands with the racket’s grip.
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The method for finding the right grip for your two-handed backhand is very similar, and your objective is to eventually hold the racquet with an Eastern forehand grip with your non-dominant hand and with a Continental grip with your dominant hand.
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The tennis racket grip is divided into 8 bevels as shown in the diagram. The type of grip depends on which bevel the Index Knuckle and Heel Pad rest. All of the tennis grip diagrams below assume that you are right handed. If you are left handed just reverse the instructions. Serve Continental Grip Use this for the serve, volley, overhead, and slice (all the pros