Forehand Eastern Grip

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How to grasp forehand Eastern grip

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Place the base of your index finger (see left) on the No.3 plane (also No.7 for the lefty) in the right figure.

As compared with the continental grip, the surface of the racquet becomes slightly closed, or faces slightly downward on forehand strokes with this grip.
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When to use forehand Eastern grip

The forehand Eastern grip is the one for the forehand strokes. This grip allows you to put more topspin and more power on the ball than the Continental.
This grip can be applied for backhand low and angle volleys, too. You should keep the racquet head up for hitting a backhand angle volley, while you should keep the racquet head down (parallel to the ground) for hitting a backhand low volley down the line.