There are many different ways to hold a tennis racquet – often it depends on shot selection and style of play. When you’re introducing your child to the sport you need to keep it simple: palms up and palms down.
- Palms Up – fingers face the sky
- Palms Down – knuckles face the sky
These two grips will help to familiarize kids with using both sides of their racquet. Be prepared for some backlash later on when they find out you tricked them into learning their forehand (palms up) and backhand (palms down) strokes and they were playing “real tennis” all along. Continue reading “Get to Know your Tennis Racquet: Grips”