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  • 1. GRI PSPEN HOLD GRI P
  • 2. GRIP The f ir st cont act a player has wit h a t ablet ennis r acket , t hey must decide how t o hold t he r acket . As ment ioned in t he f ir st set of skill dr ills –Ther e ar e t wo t ypes of gr ips. Shakehand gr ip and Pen gr ip. This chapt er gives an insight as t o which gr ipsshould be encour aged f or t he you t o adopt . What ar e t he advant ages and disadvant ages ofeach gr ips. 2
  • 3. Pen Grip Pen gr ip gener ally involves using t hesame side of t he r acket f or bot h f or ehand and backhand. Pen gr ip of f er s a wide r ange ofpossibilit ies f or ser vice wit h t he f r eedom of t he wr istmovement . However t he backhand is limit edwhen compar ed wit h Shakehand gr ip. This is t he mainr eason t he use of r ever se side on t he backhand has been 3
  • 4. Chinese Style Pengrip The Chinese St yle Pengr ip has t het hr ee f inger s t oget her on t he r ever se side of t he r acket asshown. This gives excellent wr ist mobilit y,and a bet t er posit ion f or backhand, when compar ed wit hJ apanese/ Kor ean St yle Pengr ip.Ther e ar e many var iat ions of t hisgr ip and many t op Chinese pengr ipper s can be seen 4ut ilising t he
  • 5. Japanese/Korean Style Pengrip The J apanese/ Kor ean St yle Pengr iphas t he f inger s spr ead on t he r ever se side of t he r acket . This gr ip makes f or a st r ongf or ehand, but dif f icult t o get t he r acket over t he ball on t hebackhand side f or blocking. The maj or it y of J apanese/ Kor eanSt yle Pengr ip player s ar e f or ehand dominat ed player s wit hst r ong f oot wor k. 5
  • 6. DI D YOU KNOWJ .H Singer ’s game ‘TableTennis’ was f eat ur ed inGeor ge S. Par ker gamecat alogue of t he same year as:"Table Tennis: This game islaid out like a Lawn Tenniscour t , played and count ed j ustt he same, all t he r ules beingobser ved." 6
  • 7. GRI PSSHAKE HAND GRI P
  • 8. GRIP The f ir st cont act a player has wit h a t ablet ennis r acket , t hey must decide how t o hold t he r acket . As ment ioned in t he f ir st set of skill dr ills –Ther e ar e t wo t ypes of gr ips. Shakehand gr ip and Pen gr ip. This chapt er gives an insight as t o which gr ipsshould be encour aged f or t he you t o adopt . What ar e t he advant ages and disadvant ages ofeach gr ips. 8
  • 9. Forehand Grip (Shakehand) The f or ehand gr ip closes t he r acketf ace slight ly on t he f or ehand side, and allows f or ast r ong and st able f or ehand t opspin and at t acking shot s. The gr ip makes it dif f icult f or t hebackhand as it is not in a mechanically f avor able posit ion t oexecut e t he backhand. I n such scenar ios, t her e have been 9f ew Wor ld champions
  • 10. Backhand Grip (Shakehand) The backhand gr ip closes t he r acketf ace slight ly on t he backhand side and allows f or ast r ong and st able backhand. The f or war d st r oke is limit ed inpower , placement and spin and f or t his r eason, a backhandgr ip player will of t en have t r ouble against def ense. Hence player s who pr edominat elyuse backhand gr ip 10
  • 11. Neutral Grip (Shakehand) Maj or it y of t oday’s t op player salt er nat e t heir gr ips dur ing t he r allies. This allows t o have opt imumgr ip f or t he t echnique being adopt ed. To give maximum var iat ion inplacement and spin. This gr ip of t en deceives t heopponent s as neut r al 11
  • 12. High Grip (Shakehand) I n High gr ip, t he hand is close t ot he r acket f ace and hence allows f or good cont r ol and speedplay. I t limit s t he movement of wr ist smaking heavy spin and dir ect ional changes dif f icult . 12
  • 13. Low Grip (Shakehand) Wit h t he Low Gr ip, gener ally alar ger handled r acket is used as t he gr ip is low on t hehandle. Low Gr ip was most ly popular in1970’s and 80’s wit h many gr eat s of t he game used t his gr ip(J onyer , Klampar and Sur bek). I n t his gr ip, cont r ol is r educed butt he r ange of wr ist 13
  • 14. Shakehand Pengrip The Shakehand is ut ilised almostexclusively in Eur ope, and wit h incr easing popular it y in I ndia. The Shakehand gr ip allows f or ast r ong f or ehand and backhand, but has a limit ed r angeof movement f or t he ser vice. Modif icat ions t o t he gr ip wer e madeby Swedish by r emoving t he last t hr ee f inger sf r om t he r acket handle 14
  • 15. DI D YOU KNOWThe ear liest evidence exist ing of anact ion gameof Tennis on a t able is a set made byDavid Fost er ,pat ent ed (Pat ent number 11,037) inEngland on 15 t h J uly 1890. 15