I've been playing for about 3 years now and I hit with an Eastern Forehand grip. For some strange reason, I'm able to generate an extremely large amount of topspin from this grip, even though most books say that it is for a flatter forehand... So, recently as I started to play in tournaments, I found that I wanted to be able to add more power(pace) into my shots. I've tried to hit the ball flatter but it just doesn't seem to work for me. Also, I have already worked on consistency, depth, angles so I want to develop my power now(so don't tell me I should work on control or watever) My friend uses a western grip, and is somehow, able to hit the ball flatter but with not that much spin...I guess the grip doesn't always reflect what the racket does to the ball. But anyways, I was thinking about switching to a semi-western, and i'm wondering if it would help me get more power to hit the ball flatter. Also, any tips about hitting the ball with more pace?