Some players stand ready to return serve with their forehand grip. Others wait with their backhand grip. Which is better?
Tennis Magazine Says …
According to an article in the March/April 2020 issue of Tennis Magazine, they say this:
“Even though you’re likely to receive more serves directed to your backhand, it’s actually more advantageous to prepare to return with a forehand grip.
It’s simply more efficient: a forehand resting grip keeps the racket face nearly perpendicular to the court, pointing straight in front of you, and in the center of your body.
“A backhand grip will tilt the frame to your non–dominant side, open the face and prove clumsier when transitioning to a forehand grip.
“Keep the non-dominant hand in the backhand grip (two-handed players), or supporting the frame by the throat (one-handed players), with the dominant hand prepped for a forehand.
“If the serve goes to the forehead, you’re all set; if it goes to the backhand, the offhand anchors the racket while the dominant hand makes the subtle group change during the shoulder turn.”
Without giving it all this analysis, I do this… primarily because I WANT TO HIT A FOREHAND. How about YOU?
And, have your tennis courts opened? What are the “rules”?
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