Published: 19 Apr 2006 - 04:00 by missing_record1
Updated: 24 Sep 2008 - 12:26
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In tennis there are many different grip techniques: continental, easter, western, semi western. There isn't much talk about grip variation in squash, but just from watching pros it is clear that different players have quite different grip techniques. For example, on the forehand James Willstrop has a very closed or Western style grip while Greg Gaultier has a very open grip. I tend to use a very open grip on the forehand, as I find it lets me choose my spin on the ball alot more effectively. I don't change my grip for the backhand, so it is closed but my wrist cocks and allows me to hit the ball with a fairly open racket face. What does everybody else do? Does anybody use a different grip for forehand and backhand, like you would in tennis? What do you feel the advantages are of a closed vs. open face -- why would Willstrop use such a closed face on his forehand? It does allow him to hit the ball quite a bit in front of him but since he is so tall I would think it would give him trouble on lower shots.How to add images to Members' Forum posts and replies here...
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