Originally Posted by corbind
For forehand slice? Sure.
For serving? Sure.
For volleying? Sure.
Do NOT use Continental grip for a forehand topspin shot! It has a severe handicap for topspin forehands. Why make it hard on yourself? I use Eastern but a semi-Western is what I believe the most versitile for topspin forehand.
Yeah, basically agree. Eg., I go from something sort of close to Continental to something just slightly past Eastern on forehands ... from undercutting to more or less flat to coming over the ball. Not really much of an adjustment. Pretty slight, and it seems to happen automatically ... at least I don't think about it when I'm playing. Hmmm, maybe I should?