Western Forehand Grip
The western (or full western) forehand grip is where the heel pad and index knuckle of your hitting hand are resting on the fifth bevel of the tennis racket. At 0:10 in the video, you can see a shot of me holding the racket with a western forehand grip, and you can see my heel pad and index knuckle resting on the fifth bevel of the tennis racket handle.
A shortcut to finding the western forehand grip is to hold your tennis racket at the throat in your non-hitting hand, out in front of you. Grab the racket with your hitting hand, and then turn your arm and the racket over. Your arm will be in a position similar to a “fist pump,” with the racket sticking out to the side. For a visual (easier to understand) explanation of this, watch the video above at 0:22.
If you hit with a western grip, your natural contact height will be high up around shoulder level. Also, if you hit with a western grip, you will be able to easily hit the ball with a ton of topspin, but it will be very hard for you to flatten the tennis ball out and drive it like you can with an eastern grip.