My struggles with my forehand continue. Indeed, I have devoted the next six weeks to trying to fix the thing before the fall season begins. I am working with a pro, practicing with friends, hitting against the wall, tossing balls up and hitting them. My biggest problems are that routine FH balls fly really high and well long for no good reason. In addition to losing the point when this happens, it messes with my head and causes me to want to slow my swing or be more cautious, which is counterproductive. Although I normally hit with topspin, sometimes my ball will be flat and even have unwanted sidespin. I rarely hit into the net, although I do net a lot of FHs when I am pulled wide and try to hit a spinny angled crosscourt ball. I am starting to wonder if my grip is a part of the problem. I use an Eastern FH grip. But I am starting to think that my FH grip migrates toward Continental sometimes. Another pro told me this recently, so maybe he was onto something. This grip problem could be the explanation for why I will sometimes be in good position but will still have the ball fly really high and long. I mean, if I look at my racket head position at contact point with Continental grip, it sure looks like it would give me a ball that flies too high with no topspin. Here's the question: Should I migrate my grip a teensy bit farther over, away from Continental and just past Eastern? How long would it take to get used to such a change and become consistent with it? I am not sure that switching to the next grip past Eastern (semi-Western?) is the answer. When I do that, my ball frequently bounces before it gets to the net. But if this is the answer, I guess I had best get started now . . . .