Originally Posted by Djoker91
A lot of people preach the heavy topspin, western grip. I see it all the time. But after years of falling into that, it is WAY better to have a mix. More pace, enough spin to keep it in, and you will hit winners or force a mishit from opponent.
Take into account that western grip and heavy topspin is actually easier to learn. Modern lighter/faster/powerful racquets allow people to muscle the ball without regard to proper timing, footwork and kinetic chain. And "heavy top spin" is just the way to channel all the amateurish enthusiasm into something productive (to make the ball go over the net and land into the court thanks to huge margins of error).
And I agree, that "after years
of falling into that, it is WAY better to have a mix".