AdvantagesThe advantages of the deep grip is that it prevents the racket from moving in the hand as much, and removes some of the wrist flexibility. This can be useful for strokes requiring precise control and less power.
DisadvantagesA disadvantage of this grip is that any player using this grip has what is often called a 'crossover point', or an 'area of indecision', where the ball cannot easily be struck with either the forehand or backhand side, and a decision to use one or the other stroke must be made.
It can also be difficult to attack balls over the table, due to the lack of wrist movement.
What Type of Player Uses This Grip?This grip tends to be used by backspin style players, since the defensive strokes used by these players require precise racket control but do not need as much power from the wrist. Defensive players are also less likely to need to attack balls from over the table, so the lesser wrist flexibility is not so important.
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