Originally Posted by Topspin Shot
Well, you can hit topspin or flat shots.with a continental grip, but that doesn't mean you should. You can also, theoretically at least, hit slice with a western grip, but again, that doesn't mean you should.
The only grip you should
use is a grip you feel comfortable with and one that gives you the satisfactory results you want, that's my 2 cents.
I'm not sure about a full western grip... but I think it could
be possible to hit with slice using a semi-western grip. But can you name people in history who hit their forehand slice with a semi-western or western grip? Because on the other hand I can name a bunch of people who hit topspin forehands and backhands with a continental grip...