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Semi-Western Forehand Grip

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In this video you will learn about the semi-western forehand grip. I

The semi-western grip is one of three primary tennis grips used to hold a tennis raccket when hitting a forehand. Check out the eastern and western forehand grips videos.

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In this video you will learn how to use the semi-western grip.

The semi-western grip is used by the majority of pro tennis players since offers a solid mid-ground between the eastern and western grips

The key steps are: learning about the grip and the forehand semi-western grip

Step 1

The tennis racket handle is made of 8 sides, or bevels

With the racket head perpendicular to the ground, the bevels can be numbered 1-8 starting at the top bevel and moving clockwise, for a right-handed player

Step 2

To use an semi-western forehand grip, the base knuckle of your index finger, and the heel pad should sit on bevel number 4

The open-facing racket head will be slightly angled towards the ground meaning you can produce a good balance of power and topspin

Now you know how to use the semi-western grip!


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