View Full Version : Palm is hurting. Grip problem?

09-30-2008, 08:31 PM
I demo'ed the Head extreme pro yesterday and my palm is hurting after a couple hits. To be specific it is the area that is connecting to the thumb (not the joint though). I wonder if it is the grip of head racket being less round in shape, and I am holding it too close to the butt of the grip. Anyway, i can still feel it today.

How can I prevent something like this in the future? Was it the grip? Or something else?

Serve n' Volley
10-01-2008, 04:47 PM
I had this same problem when I had a 4 and 3/8 grip size after switching from 4 and 1/2; it hurt only for a few days then stopped after that...I think you just need to get used to the grip size or grip shape.

10-06-2008, 12:24 PM
usually caused by grip size change (can be going bigger or smaller). one tends to try hold the racquet harder and this puts a lot more pressure on the thenar muscles (those connecting to the thumb that were mentioned). try to relax your grip a bit more and not swing so hard at the ball (try improve your timing).