When using a continental grip, especially when tired, I sometimes put balls into the net. Yes, I fail to fully stretch and take the ball fully extended. On the other hand, I manage to generate tons of spin so when I do execute properly the ball stays in and takes a nice, energetic leap towards the baseline (when practicing serves I play a game with myself...a double fault at any time gives the game to my imaginary opponent...four serves without a double fault and I win the game...balls may not bounce more than once after the service box and before hitting the fence...I usually win such sets 6-1 or 6-0 when fresh). But I'd like to make my basic serve stroke a little more fool proof as I can be a foolish player when tired or under pressure! So tonight, during an extended hitting session and after having also hit serves earlier in the day, I grew tired and tweaked my grip. Magic happened. I tweaked my grip to something between full continental and eastern/noob serve grip according to many. Suddenly, no matter how tired or nervous, I could simply toss the ball, swing up, turn my shoulders, and the ball went in with incredibly high precision and good pace. Even better, the consistency was amazing...I just couldn't double fault. Shot after shot went in simply by changing the angle on the rkt head slightly. Questions for the experienced TT serve gurus from this 3.0 noob: what are the potential problems with this approach? I'm happy being 3.0 player aspiring to be a 3.5. Given my available time, age, and lack of cartiledge in my left knee I don't know that I will ever reach 4.0+. So at 3.0/3.5 will something less than a full conti suffice if I can be very consistent and hit hard, low, "fast" serves? No idea as to actual speed but they're hitting deep in the service box, staying well below knee height, and hitting close to the back fence. Tonight my opponent's returns were primarily block backs that popped up since he was forced to take them so low. Also, any arm health issues with grip less than full conti? It feels great tonight and I was hitting with one of my 300s strung with VS/RPM strung at 56/53. It just seems easier to tweak my grip slightly than to try to maintain a PERFECT swing path and perfect continental grip no matter how tired or nervous. Your advice?