The eastern forehand tennis grip was a natural evolution from the popular continental grip used by most players before the 1920s. While the semi-western and western tennis grips are comparatively more extreme, the eastern grip allowed players to move from the continental grip without radically changing how they held the tennis racquet.
The Eastern forehand grip remains one of the most commonly used grips in modern tennis, mostly for its comfort and flexibility. Of course, different players have different preferences. Some players will feel more comfortable using the Easterneastern forehand grip, while others prefer the advantages the Western or Continental grips provide.
The "old school" eastern forehand is appearing once again on tour! It is a easy forehand to start with and it develops nicely into more modern forehand varia...
In this video you will learn about the eastern forehand grip.The eastern forehand grip is used by Roger Federer. Check out the other videos on the different ...
Move your hand around the handle so that your heel and index knuckle are on bevel 3 and you will be demonstrating an eastern forehand grip. This was used by the legendary Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer also employs something similar, although he may actually be part way between bevels 3 and 4.
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Eastern Forehand Grip. It is the most popular and modern grip that modern entry-level players prefer. To find the eastern grip place your hypothenar eminence is on bevel 3. Eastern grip allows the player to close the racket face for heavy topspin. Moreover, it is considered the perfect grip for control and power.
Eastern Grip . Now we’re getting nearer to what the majority of pros use as their forehand grip. Using an Eastern forehand grip should make it a little easier to generate spin than the Continental grip, but much easier to flatten the ball out than the Western grip. The top pro who we think demonstrates the Eastern forehand grip well is Richard Gasquet.
Whilst the eastern backhand grip is specifically for one handed backhands, the same principle applies for your top hand on your two handed backhand. It’s just that when hitting a two hander, you’ll be using an eastern forehand grip with your non-dominant hand.