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The GRIPS of Tennis and What We RECOMMEND That You Use

David Frank



  1. Glen Schneer Posted on February 13, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Excellent summary of the grips, would love to see you explain the one handed backhand grip. Thanks!

  2. maccajoe Posted on March 4, 2019 at 7:03 am

    More extreme grips are the grip of the future along with an action like Kyrigos. Power that is insanely easy and his action is fast so it makes up for his extreme grip borderline western/semi western not as extreme as sock. You teach kids early enough they will get the flexibility for low shots easy

  3. Nathan Rodriguez Posted on April 12, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Great video. It's very helpful. Thanks!

  4. Carol Caranese Posted on April 23, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Great explanations and commentary…especially about extinctions.

  5. Karl Roszko Posted on April 24, 2019 at 9:37 am

    I feel like there’s a whole video that could be done about how far over the semi western current players go. While you can broadly say that almost the whole pro tour use a semi western, there’s quite a big difference between say Djokovic and Federer. Djokovic especially seems like he turns his arm over during the forehand a lot more and it looks almost like a full western, while Federer doesn’t do that. So while there’s the grip, there’s also some mechanics that either turn the racquet head a bit more or less. I’d be interested in your thoughts and the subtle differences and variations of the semi western grip.

  6. studfindingball Posted on April 26, 2019 at 9:17 am

    One last time for you knucklehead coaches: the racket handle has two flats, two edges, and four bevels. Where the first joint of the thumb is and where the finger print of the forefinger is describes the grip range. But if you play with a thick, rounding overgrip you're never gonna get it. Your fingers will wander and so will your grip and your stroke.

  7. Craig Berry Posted on May 7, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Really good stuff. I especially enjoyed the part about where the heel of the hand should be because so often the knuckle is all that's mentioned, but if the heel of the hand is in a different place then it totally changes the angle of the racquet face. Really enjoyed it!

  8. Chris De Tone Posted on May 7, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    I haven’t read all the comments that preceded me, but I think you guys are dismissing the Eastern forehand grip too much. Yes, Semi-Western is a great grip, but the Eastern, when hit with depth and authority, can be a bear to handle. The more “spinny” forehands always seem to fall shorter in the court. Anyway, I like Continental and Eastern. I’m not a pro, but I’ve erased myself up to 5.0 at 51 years old. Thanks for the video!

  9. Omar Sultanov Posted on May 24, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    You are much better players then me, by far, so I don't argue, but there are also views that at almost any grip except Continental our index knuckle and the heel pad SHOULD NOT BE at exactly the same bevel. 🤔 It works for me, at least. Your comments are most welcome.

  10. Chris De Tone Posted on June 5, 2019 at 5:48 am

    Then watch it again.

  11. James DiMaggio Posted on June 11, 2019 at 12:12 am

    On return I have a hard time when a point starts I’m in semi western but if I see it will be a backhand I have a hard time getting to one handed backhand grip in time. would it be better to be in continental grip to start the point instead? Is that something people do? Or do you have a better suggestion? TIA! Love your videos. 3.0

  12. Enrique Aguilar Posted on June 14, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    On the tennis courts where I practice, the key keeper plays on certain occasions, and always makes fun of me when I explain and give advice to other playera about the types of grip, which, to be easily to understood, are 2 (continental), 3 (east), 4 (semi west) and 5 (west). With this video I was able to memorize the names and associate them with the numbers and where the parts of the dominant hand are placed.

    Although he does not stop making fun of me, I will continue giving advice, but now with greater knowledge, and all thanks to you and your video.

    Great job, thanks a lot

  13. ANDRZEJ MONIUSZKO Posted on August 5, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Different question though, sorry. When shopping for new strings

    found out that pros, except Nadal and Blast RPM don't use all those fancy strings promising a lot of spin (Volke,Canon etc). I know they are not durable (18-19g) but certainly pros can afford them. Maybe they don't care about the spin then? Or is the power more important ? Or something else?