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.
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
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
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!