Serves: why not grip change for the different serves?

For the "basic" 3 types of serves, topspin, flat, & slice - why not change the grip slightly for each one instead of changing the toss location? Thanks for any and all answers.
 

SystemicAnomaly

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Some servers, like Serena and Boris (Becker), used an Aussie grip (semi-continental) for1st serves and something close to a standard continental for 2nd serves. Other players use some version of a continental for the 1st serve and will often use a continental variation or something closer to an Eastern Bh grip for 2nd serves.

Note that even tho' servers may use somewhat different grips for different serves, they will usually still change the toss location between 1st and 2nd serves.

http://www.essentialtennis.com/toss-locations-for-different-serves/
 
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SystemicAnomaly

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yo should always volley with a continental grip regardless.
That is the conventional wisdom but there can be some variation. For some players, the serve conti grip and the volley conti grip might not be exactly the same. Could be some variation in the heel pad position or even a slight variation in the index knuckle position.

Could also be a subtle variation for FH vs BH volley. But we don't see too many major grip changes these days. Some players might also use a different grip for high volleys than for low volleys. Can see this with Pat Rafter and more recents players. Pat's grip appeared to be conti for low volleys but semi-conti (Aussie) for high volleys.
 
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