Last updated 6 years ago
So is it completely wrong to use a grip that isn't the 2 most common grips? I play with my four fingers in the handle and my thumb pointed up on the backside. This gives me a lot of power and awkward spins for my opponents who usually use a shakehand grip, and I've learned how to counter shakehand spins with my grip. I've tried the shakehand grip for myself, but it just doesn't feel as fluid and powerful as my own grip. People have also noted how hard my spins are on this style. Is it still better to go against all my muscle memory to try and go with a more standard grip, or should I continue developing my custom grip?
I think it is OK to have some individuality about grips and skills in general. I suppose you just need to work through and see if it is limiting you in any way. I think I understand that you point your thumb up the racket. If this is right, I think it is OK for backhands but may limit your forehand slightly. Anyway, see how it feels and how you are progressing with skills and see if you run into any areas where you find it difficult to implement skills.
Let me know if I have the interpretation of your grip correct.
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