Originally Posted by USS Tang
TennisCJC, for today's mindless baseline-to-baseline, whack-a-mole game, I agree with you. Eastern for forehand and two-hand backhand, especially for beginners.
And, double yes, for serve and for volley, continental grip is indispensable. That's why today's top ten players cannot volley as well as Roche, Laver, Rosewall, Edburg, or McEnroe did.
Looking at the volleys of the top 10 doesn't make much sense since none of them rely on their volleys to the extent that those players did.
Looking at more recent players who use (or used) a lot of S&V...e.g. Rafter, Sampras, Llodra, Stepanek-- do any of them use a conti grip for the FH? Does anyone?