Eastern Forehand Grip Tips for Beginners

Most comfort and widely using grip. This grip popular among beginners and advanced players because of the comfort and also players can use this grip to play backhand, volley and serve. Players can play all the strokes in one grip. This grip also called as "handshake grip” because with this grip you hold the racket as shake hands with your racket (That’s the easiest way to hold the racket with this grip). For a beginner these steps you have to follow to hold the racket in Eastern Forehand Grip,

  • Take and hold the racket in your left hand (or right hand if you’re a left-handed player).
  • Hold the racket: Face (strings) of the racket is perpendicular to the ground.
  • Put the palm of your free hand flat on the face of the racket.
  • Move your palm toward your body, down the shaft of the racket, until it hits the end of the handle.
  • Wrap your fingers around the handle and space them slightly apart. Your thumb and forefinger should lie almost directly on top of the handle, forming a V that point toward your right shoulder (toward your left shoulder if you're left-handed). Your thumb should lie across the top of the handle.

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