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Thread: Fast grip changes
03-05-2009, 09:36 AM #1
Fast grip changes
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.
03-05-2009, 09:51 AM #2
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.
I alway hold at the bottom unless serving or receiving serves.
My 2cents, hope it helps.
03-05-2009, 09:59 AM #3
If you were waiting for a smash then presumably you should all ready be in a short grip.
03-06-2009, 04:25 AM #4
Thanks for the help Armotec, I'll try your tips.
03-06-2009, 04:49 AM #5
hijack alittle on the thread.
but for cases of a sticky grip such as the Wilson Over Grip.. there will be difficulty in moving the grip around your fingers?
03-06-2009, 11:11 AM #6
pratice is key ! haha
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