Place your left hand on the bottom of the racket in a Continental position and then set your right hand on the upper part of the grip, in an Eastern position, with the V-shape at about 1 o’clock....
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.
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To locate this grip, simply put your two hand points of the top bevel, No. 1. Although there are several two-handed backhand grip combinations, a standard combination is with your left hand using a Continental and your right hand, positioned higher up on the handle, using an Eastern forehand grip. With the Continental, your left hand reference points are on the eight bevel and the same points on your right hand are on the third bevel.
To form the continental grip as a left-handed player, you’ll place the pad of your index or pointer finger’s bottom-most knuckle against the eighth bevel and wrap your fingers around the handle. Here’s a view from the top: As well as a view from the back: Continental Grip Tip
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.
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Final tip for a lefty. Check the direction that your grip is put on. Most rackets are gripped in line with the contour of the right hand, so put your grip on upside down. The racket will feel a lot better in your hand and you will feel a lot more comfortable.