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Dennis Veasley

13 thoughts on “The GRIPS of Tennis and What We RECOMMEND That You Use”

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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?

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