Originally Posted by TomT
Grip is, of course, important. But, imho, racket preparation is even more important. What's your opinion on this?
Agree totally. Ball toss too. The whole damn thing is just a chain of things that needs to all be "in alignment." I watch a ton of tennis and it always occurs to me that there is a reason the best players in the world spend so much time and are so deliberate with each and every serve.