Originally Posted by LeeD
Most 2hbh use eastern forehand for the oft hand grip, and conti for the strong hand.
For eastern forehand, you don't need "pat the dog" ...
But LeeD, Federer is famous for his "pat-the-dog" and he often hits with something close to an eastern fh.
I agree it isn't needed. The question is whether there's benefit to doing it anyway?