To form the continental grip, place the palm side of your index finger’s bottom knuckle against the second bevel if you’re right-handed or the eighth bevel if you’re left-handed. Then, position the butt of the racquet’s handle at the base of your palm and then wrap your fingers around the handle.
If you’re right handed, place y our dominant hand at the edge of the racket grip – right near the butt – with a Continental grip (knuckle at bevel 2). Your left hand can go where it feels most comfortable, but usually ends up on bevel 8 or 7.
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The Continental tennis grip can be found by placing your heel pad and index knuckle on bevel number two if you are right handed (Bevel number seven for lefties). Start by holding the throat of the racquet with your non dominant hand waist high and perpendicular to the ground, so that you are looking down at bevel number one.
If you’re right-handed, you’ll want to open your hand and place the inside of your index finger’s knuckle against bevel 2 (or bevel 8 if you’re left-handed) and then grip the racquet. Here’s another video to show you exactly what I mean.
The majority of players, especially in women’s tennis, hold the racket with two hands when playing a backhand. A right-handed player will place their right hand at the base of the grip, with their left hand further up. The index knuckle of the right hand will typically be on bevel 2, while the heel of the right hand will be on bevel 1.
Right hand at the bottom of the grip. Left hand higher on the grip. The Index Knuckle of the right hand is on bevel 2. The Heel Pad of the right hand is on bevel 1. Index Knuckle and Heel Pad of left hand on bevel 7. Eastern Backhand Grip. Index Knuckle and Heel Pad are placed on bevel 1. This grip gives you more power but less top spin than an Extreme or Semi-Western Backhand Grip.
Put your right hand out as if to shake hands with the grip of the racket, and place the base knuckle of your index finger on the small, slanted plane of the grip facing downward and to your right. Close your hand around the grip so that this same bevel of the grip goes diagonally across your palm to point toward the heel of your palm below your pinkie.
Extend your non-dominant arm away from your body and keep the handle again just in front of your right arm. Extend the right arm and comfortably and naturally grip the racquet handle. You will very likely hold the racquet now with an Eastern one-handed backhand grip. Eastern backhand grip from top view.