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Grips (tennis)

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In tennis, a "grip" is the manner with which the player's hand holds the racquet during play. The most common ones are the Continental, Semi-Western, Western, Extreme Western, or Eastern grips, although their popularity has fluctuated greatly over the years. Most players today use different grips to execute different types of spin and shots. The Continental is the only one with which all shots can be hit during the course of a game without changing the grip; many great players have used it over the years, but it is seldom seen today.