I was a 4-4.5 player in my hey day. I currently hit a very flat forehand and topspin backhand. With the flat forehand I use an Eastern grip. I am trying to move towards a more topspin forehand. In my hey day I had more time to devote to the sport, but with family and work commitments I have less and less time so I need something that will be a little more dependable. I find with the flat forehand I have to be exact or they sail long or into the net. I was hitting with the wife the other day and swung for the first time with a semi-western grip just to see how it worked. I was able to hit some heavy topspin the first time out which is what I am hoping for. The only thing is my wrist has been hurting every since then (about 2 days). I think it was caused by a couple things but I am hoping someone can either tell me I am smoking crack or I might be on to something. I think I was gripping the racket harder than normal because of the change in grip. Do I need to take the ball a little more out in front of me with a semi-western? Also I think I was getting really wristy since that is what you have to do to hit topspin with a eastern. With a semi-western do you physically turn your wrist over to get the topspin or does all that happen naturally with a normal low to high swing? As you can see it was a little much for my little bird brain to handle the change after hitting with an eastern grip for 20 years. When you respond please use no more than 3 syllables...I is slow. Thanks in advance.