The Benefit of a Big Butt?
French tennis pro Richard Gasquet has a unique procedure… he re-wraps his racquet with TournaGrip before the match and on every changeover! And not only that, he wraps around the butt of the racquet several times to create a large “stop” and then ends only a few inches up on the handle as in the picture.
What is the benefit or purpose of this action?
For me, when serving, I try to have my grip coming OFF the end of the racquet handle. That, I believe, gives more looseness on my grip and thus more racquet head speed.
But I have some tennis friends who have their hand well up onto the handle, saying it gives them more control.
What do YOU think?
PS from Rick Schultz: This is a picture that I have always liked of Yannick Noah serving in the French Open. It is somewhat related to where you hold the racket, but more about how loosely you grip it.
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