Originally Posted by BevelDevil
Also, if you're on the tall side (say, 6'+), you might want to consider using something slightly lighter than Eastern. Wawrinka uses mild Eastern, Dimitrov uses continental. Just something to consider.
And if you can't find a partner or ball machine for a while, try a wall behind a strip mall.
Dimitrov uses a continental on slices, and an eastern on his topspin drives.