If you’re new to tennis one of the very first grips you’ll likely be taught is the continental grip. This grip is unique because it’s the one grip that virtually all tennis players have in common for their serves and volleys.
Let’s take an in-depth look at the continental tennis grip, how you should hold it and what it’s useful for.
As the game of tennis has evolved and moved towards hard hitting baseline rallies, the western grip has gained in popularity among players of all ages and skill levels.
In this article we’ll take a complete look at the western forehand tennis grip and talk about some of the main benefits and drawbacks for players that choose to use this grip.
The semi-western grip is one of three primary tennis grips used to hold a tennis racquet when hitting a forehand. While there is no perfect grip, the semi-western grip has become one of the most popular forehand grips in tennis.
In this article we’ll explore the semi-western grip as well as the pros and cons associated with it.
While not as popular as it once was, the eastern grip is among the three most common tennis grips used by recreational and professional players.
In this article we’ll take a look at the eastern forehand grip in detail and explore the pros and cons of using this particular grip.
If you’re just getting started with tennis, drills can be a great way to learn the fundamentals, develop proper technique, improve consistency, build confidence and accelerate learning. As with most sports, tennis is really just the process of stringing together a complex set of movements.
Recognizing this, we can break down the complex set of movements to unique independent movements, teach proper technique and slowly build a players confidence, so that they can eventually start combining movements.
If you’re new to tennis then it’s worth taking some time to understanding the dimensions and layout of a tennis court. I’m a firm believer that this type of knowledge helps instill confidence in new players and it’s a great opportunity to introduce the idea that tennis is a sport of angles.
Beyond that, I think it’s fun to introduce players to some of the intricacies of the sport, which many players tend to appreciate.
If you’re totally confused about how to keep score in tennis, then you’ve come to the right place. It’s arguably one of the oddest scoring systems in mainstream sports, but also one of the most unique and quirky systems that you’ll likely come to appreciate as a member of the tennis community.
Stick with me for a few minutes and you’ll have it mastered in no time at all.