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Beginning Tennis Tips & Techniques : Basic Tennis Racket Grips

October 20, 2019

On behalf of Expert Village I’m a tennis instructor
in Oak Ridge, New Jersey and today I’m going to show you the basic of teaching tennis.
Okay before learning the strokes of tennis the most important thing is understanding
the different areas grip. Most common grip to be teaching a beginner is the eastern grip
and this grip is just shaking hands with the racket so that the V of your hand comes here
and you see the top of the racket is even with the V. Then you have the back hand grip
which you take the 4 fingers. The easiest way to teach this is the first knuckle, the
4 finger knuckle is on top of the racket. There is a continental grip which is in between
the eastern grip and the back hand grip. Continental grip is used by advance players many times
and the volley stroke where they don’t have to change their grip to back hand forehand.
Or in the other forehand is extreme western grip. A lot of players now use to create extra
top spin. These are your 4 basic grips in tennis.


  • Reply HawtTuna May 17, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    I thought the Continental was the one where it was like you were shaking hands.

  • Reply Gonzalo Contreras Araya June 10, 2008 at 1:26 am

    very good 😀

  • Reply seph49 September 29, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Quick, Clean, and Simple. I like it.

  • Reply theonlystory January 2, 2009 at 2:16 am

    what happened to semi-western? thats the most common grip now a days.

  • Reply vp07 April 5, 2009 at 5:41 am


  • Reply Salty Windows May 7, 2009 at 2:47 am

    The back hand grip shown in the clip assumes you are going to hit topspin back hand. It no use for a sliced backhand.

  • Reply Samantha Fajardo May 7, 2009 at 5:42 am

    there are different kinds of grips??!!! wow in badminton i only use one..whew it's hard to learn tennis!!

  • Reply quillaja July 2, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    i learned more from wikipedia

  • Reply thephoenix4ever July 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Its only beginning tennis tips… Lighten up…

    I've never called the topspin grip extreme western before and yea maybe your right he didn't exagerate when it came to showing the grip but about 1:04 is accurate enough since most beginners won't be using topspin in the early stages.

  • Reply prslik August 14, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    it's a ksix one 95

  • Reply charliez83 August 25, 2009 at 2:47 am

    umm, that looks more like a semi western to me … and besides that, the swing path is wrong, regardless what your grips is you never hit the ball with the that open face swing upward … I don't think he's certified, you never teach or show a swing where you swinging square and at contact have the face open, thats something a beginner would do …

  • Reply 9tailjeza December 19, 2009 at 1:44 am

    racquet is spelled racquet not racket

  • Reply Imstuck15 August 2, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    this is the worst tennis video i have watched .. why dont you go and shove that tennis grip up you 'A' hole .. im sure theres no right grip for that right ?? dumbass

  • Reply jewelfewel September 1, 2010 at 6:43 am

    @tEnnIsMaeAnn wtf ive seen you on so many tennis videos get a life

  • Reply preid1 January 13, 2011 at 7:28 am

    @tEnnIsMaeAnn Why the hell would you look on youtube…

  • Reply Rex Winn June 20, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    If you want to learn a cool tennis trick search how to spin your tennis racket around your wrist and click on the first video

  • Reply henkdevries111 July 11, 2011 at 12:34 am

    great, now we know what grips are… when/why do you use them lol

  • Reply Nick Maraston January 6, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    The second I realized this was an expertvillage video I hit the pause button, entered this comment, and hit the back button on my browser.

  • Reply Amanda Shunk May 22, 2012 at 3:14 am

    22 people slipped on the like button.

  • Reply Ashok Poudel May 31, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    i need how to recive the ball in left hand side

  • Reply 911900 August 9, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    interesting points ,if anyone else    is searching for  
    tennis tips backhand  try Greega Tennis Ace Guru (just google it ) ?  Ive heard some interesting things about it and my colleague got cool success  with it.

  • Reply Jey R Calbay January 1, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    well tht was fucking helpful

  • Reply Poonam Mahadik May 10, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    same like how I teach my student

  • Reply SYED RIZVI August 10, 2016 at 8:47 am

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  • Reply Roro April 16, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Dang, 2008

  • Reply Heniz Tari January 27, 2018 at 2:53 am

    It doesn't show enough!!!!

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