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Tennis grips
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Chopper grip

This is the way to hold the racquet for the serve, volley, sliced backhand and smash.

It is known as the chopper grip, because it is the way you would hold an axe.

It allows you to swing the racket head faster when serving, which is how to generate power and create spin.

To find the grip, hold the racket as if you were using the edge of the racket frame as an axe, that should be the correct grip.

The V of your thumb and forefinger should be just to the left of the top of the grip.





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