Originally Posted by luvforty
develop the best game you can with the conti grip -
serve is always priority #1, regardless of age;volleys free you up from grinding baseline;
fh and bh slices give you very wide reach without having to cover lots of ground.
Why do I keep hearing that serve is #1 or the most important shot? At all levels -- recreational to pros -- I don't know anyone that wins largely by his so called big serve. The insignificance of the serve is even more obvious at recreational level. Serve is nearly always returnable, except when the levels are too uneven.
#1 would be your keen observation of shots and movement.