Originally Posted by Darkness
Thanks for all the replies. I went out and just used a Semi-Western Today. Even though I am now making more errors, and am tempted to switch back to an eastern grip, I think it is the way to go and will try to stick to iy. It gives me more spin. I don't like the idea of having to change grips constantly and may cause me more errors.
I am having problems hitting cross court with a Semi-Western though. Do you hit the ball even farther out front than normal?
Yes, when you normally hit with an eastern your contact point with a sw should be a little bit more in front of you.
And for hitting cc you should also hit more in front compared to hitting dtl or inside out (this does not depend of what grip you use, it goes for conti as well as eastern or SW/W and everything in between).