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Offline full western prodigy

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hiting flat shots with a western grip
« on: March 13, 2010, 02:30:19 PM »
i use a western and semi western tennis grip  but i don't like to hit with topspin is hitting balls flat with this grip as effective as doing it with a contintanal or eastern forehand  can it be just as powerfull? or is it  ://



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Re: hiting flat shots with a western grip
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2010, 09:25:15 AM »
You're not going to be able to hit as flatly as you would with eastern or continental, but if you keep the swing arc in a straight line across your body, you'll be able to flatten the shots out.  Look at Djokovic, he uses a western grip and is able to get flat pace when needed.

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Re: hiting flat shots with a western grip
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010, 09:54:58 AM »
The weakness you usually see with people that play with a western grip is that they hit too much topspin and can't flatten out. Since you're able to play flat with it I'd say that the Western grip is fine. You might find out that if you try the same type of swing in a eastern grip you'll hit the balls out because you're current western grip still brings you a little bit of extra spin even though you're able to hit flat.