He had an extreme grip, and played the forehand with the back or backhand side of the racket head. He could accelerate the forehand very much. Another player player, who had such a grip was the Japanese player Zenzo Shimizu, who played in the Davis Cup final in the 1920s and was ranked Nr. 4 in 1921. The old Aussie champion Norman Brookes hit the backhand with his forehand side of the racket.