Theoretically, it could work. However, probably not the best path for most players. For people who can develop big serves, solid volleys, and the ability to take the ball on the rise, it could work pretty well. This would require a live arm, excellent hand-eye coordination, and quick feet (not necessarily fast running or being an overall top athlete). Most people would do better with a more all-around game.
Incidentally, you can hit the ball harder with a Continental grip than a Western or Semi-Western grip because you have more freedom of motion for the swing. Hitting it consitently with topspin is a different matter.
Last edited by NLBwell; 01-25-2013 at 06:59 PM.