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Fast grip changes

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by david14700, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. david14700

    david14700 Regular Member

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    I'm used to playing with a standard grip flush with the bottom of the handle, but for many years used a higher grip for men's doubles. I try to use both depending on the shot, but find I can't move my fingers up and down the handle fast enough between quick shot exchanges.

    Example, I have a smash hit at me, I drive it back and get a weak return at the net, and I jump forward to kill it, but my grip is still at the bottom of the handle.

    How do you change your grip up instantly? Is there a technique or training method or do you just pick it up over time?

    Thanks for any advice.

    :)
     
  2. Armortec2010

    Armortec2010 Regular Member

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    DOUBLES:
    Moving upwards: what I do is letting the grip loose until the racket slides in my hand to the right position. With a bit of practice this is very fast, and can be done when jumping forward.

    Moving downwards: if really in a rush, what I normally do is put more force into the shot (say, a clear) and don't change the grip, again with a bit of practice you'll know how much more power to put in to get the same effect as holding at the bottom; if not in a rush, use fingers or even the other hand.

    SINGLES:
    I alway hold at the bottom unless serving or receiving serves.

    My 2cents, hope it helps.
     
  3. coachgary

    coachgary Regular Member

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    If you were waiting for a smash then presumably you should all ready be in a short grip.
     
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    david14700 Regular Member

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    Thanks for the help Armotec, I'll try your tips.
     
  5. DonnyGan

    DonnyGan Regular Member

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    hijack alittle on the thread. :eek:

    but for cases of a sticky grip such as the Wilson Over Grip.. there will be difficulty in moving the grip around your fingers? :confused:
     
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    pratice is key ! haha
     
  7. Whittalboy

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    Maybe you are holding your racket too tight most of the time. I always hold a bit loosen until when I know when to hit the shuttle at a right timing.
    I also hold racket more front(opposite of bottom) when I serve and return serve.
     

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