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Hi PingSkills and everyone,
I just want to ask which grip is better and give me your reason with your own opinion. I'm a shakehand player but after thinking a lot about the grip between shakehand and penhold (i just like both of these grips) i think that penhold grip is better.
First, as many people know about it, the wrist i can use my wrist more and this's very useful especially for the pendulum serve and topspin flick.
Second, many people know this too, the crossover point as a shakehand player will have suck problem on this and with penhold, you'll never have this problem.
Third, the reverse backhand maybe people think penhold is not a good grip because of the backhand and i agree with it too but have you ever think about using the reverse backhand? I ever try this and it works well especially for the backhand topspin as in match you will use topspin more than counterhit and also you can usse the the reverse backhand for the counterhit.
Fourth, easy to hit the low ball because penhold is to hold the bat like holding pen and the bat facing down so that i can hit the ball that is low even smash it rather with shakehand that's the bat facing up so it's hard to attack the low ball.
Fifth, put sidespin on every strokes maybe many people will know this a lot as penhold can move the wrist very easy so it make you can put sidespin on every strokes just like block, lob, drop shot, flick, topspin, smash, etc.
Sixth, three fingers hold the back of the bat i think this three fingers give a lot of effect on the strokes as well just like if i circle the fingers it'll make the wrist can move easily and if i put it flat i'll have more control and also more power that's usefull for smashing that you can change the fingers position easily rather changing the shakehand grip to the modified one that's only can be use for the forehand last, feel free ! What i mean is i think with this grip i can make every strokes easily rather than the shakehand just like to use the forehand sidespin flick, using wrist, reverse backhand (that's also can be use for the forehand topspin) and it just like using the shakehand grip the really disadvantage for this grip is to serve with the reverse backhand and chop with the reverse backhand or anything that put backspin with the reverse backhand and i think this might rarely happen or never as you can use the forehand to chop the backhand side so the backhand is not the problem at all!
So what do you all think about it? Is it good for me to change back to the penhold grip ? (I ever be a penhold player when first time playing but change to shakehand and now think to change back) or just to keep my shakehand grip i really get confused as if i change to penhold, it means that i need to learn more as what i mastered is only the forehand counterhit but if i mastered all of the strokes, i'll feel free and if i keep with my shakehand, i can keep going to learn more strokes as i have mastered a lot with this grip but i will feel not free especially for the wrist and crossover point please for the advice everyone thank you very much :D
I will hand this over to see others opinions.
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