Thanks John for once again giving us the spot on info. I think if anyone wants to play tennis with minimal stroke exertion and maximum results well into one's 40's and beyond, McEnroe is the gold standard. Even now, watching him move his opponents around, front and back on the Sr tour, is something to behold.
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John McEnroe. Until the mid-1970s, three of the four major tournaments were played on grass, so the Continental grip had a long life as the forehand grip of choice among the game’s players ...
John McEnroe is an outstanding TV commentator, but I would submit he has contributed to the spreading of this myth. For years now McEnroe has told television audiences that he used the same grip (Continental) for his serve and his volley, and he never changed grips on his volleys.
World class champions who that use the Continental Grip include Ilie Nastase, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer. It is interesting that one can hit every shot in tennis effectively with the Continental Grip, but this would be very difficult to do with a Western or Semi-Western grip.
John McEnroe is one of the best net players of all time! Therefore it is a safe bet that his mechanics at the net must be very solid. Playing with a continental grip on both sides he manages to keep the racket head very stable on forehand and backhand volleys!
The Service Grip How come John McEnroe starts his serve with the head of his racket pointing at and almost touching the ground. It's said he has a continental grip. Go ahead. Hold the standard continental and see if McEnroe's dropped wrist (head down) can be duplicated. It's not only tough, and awkward, it's nearly impossible.
18 Jun 2007 02:40:46: chrome: McEnroe's grip size?? Anyone know information about McEnroe's grip size? Either now or back circa 1984 would be fine.
Tennis Chiro refers to the "beating the rug" drill for getting a feel for the inherant weakness of the McEnroe continental grip. This is certainly true. If one goes out with the ball machine, one can certainly strike the ball harder with stronger grips off both sides. The genius of the McEnroe continental style is the econony of stroke production.
DUNLOP MAX 200G (JOHN MCENROE, MINTY, 4 3/8) TENNIS RACQUET. This lot is for a rare Dunlop MAX 200G tennis racquet similar to one used by John Mcenroe and Stefi Staf. The racquet is in a near mint condition. With all graphics and stickers intact, comes with original Fairway leather grip and full cover with golden trim.
http://www.fuzzyyellowballs.comJohn McEnroe plays a point at a 2009 Washington Kastles World Team Tennis match. This video is in slow motion.McEnroe is play...