How to properly hold your tennis racket?

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Starting tennis is good, but doing it the right way while holding your racquet correctly is even better. To do this, there are some techniques that must be applied in order to hold your racquet as well as possible and be very efficient during training and tournaments.

The different ways to hold your tennis racket

There are several grips for the tennis racket, these will have an impact on the different movements that will be performed subsequently during the game. The best is always to practice within an association with professionals like Assostt, but here are some basics to get started.

  • The hammer grip is performed for flat serve movements and smashes, but also for volleying forehands and backhands. For right-handers, the index will be on the top right facet and for left-handers will be on the top left
  • The closed forehand grip is used for topspin forehands or even very topspin forehands, which gives the ball a rounded trajectory. This grip is also used for high balls at shoulder height. The index should be at the bottom right.
  • The semi-closed forehand grip, identical to the closed forehand, however is used in addition for flat forehands. The index is positioned on the right side of the handle.
  • The extreme grip of the forehand, very effective for high balls located at shoulder level, with this grip the topspin is more tense and requires a lot of effort on the wrists. The index finger must be placed on the back facet of the racquet. This is not a recommended grip, because it demands too much on the wrist.
  • The semi-closed backhand grip, also called the eastern one-handed backhand grip. Ideal for flat cuffs and topspin serves, you should place your index finger on the veneer in front of you.
  • The classic 2-handed backhand grip, you have to hold the racket as for the racket grip, but with the right hand at the bottom of the handle. Place your left hand over the right hand as in the grip of the closed forehand.

Have a child hold the tennis racket securely

As with learning to write, snowshoes are suitable for children. There is a learning grip, which is placed on the racquet. This element allows children to position their hand automatically on the racquet and make the right movements, whatever the gesture it makes.

The gesture will come gradually by itself, as for the holding of the racket that he will prefer. Its grip will adapt according to the movements thanks to the grip. Little by little the child will evolve like his equipment and will use classic rackets, at this time, he will already have a good basis to properly place his hands according to the action.

With its few techniques for handling the racket according to the different movements, your game will be fluid and efficient. Applying its holds also avoids injuring yourself, by twisting your wrist for example.

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