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Rockitdog
07-17-2010, 07:03 AM
As the title suggests, can playing with too small of a grip be a contributing factor in developing tennis elbow? :confused:

tennisace23
07-17-2010, 07:09 AM
Too big or too small can.

pug
07-17-2010, 07:18 AM
This article seems to indicate that grip size "within reason" does not lead to TE: http://ajs.sagepub.com/content/34/12/1977.abstract

jwbarrientos
07-17-2010, 08:03 AM
could be one a reason, but no the reason, technique, overloading, grip, string setup, weight.

mikeler
07-17-2010, 09:18 AM
My grip size measures 4-1/4 but I find 4-3/8 to be easier on my elbow. Just my 2 cents.

Rockitdog
07-17-2010, 10:08 AM
Here is a picture of my racquet/ grip, what do you guys think? Too small?

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/ameliasmom06/IMG_3217.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/ameliasmom06/IMG_3218.jpg

struggle
07-17-2010, 10:10 AM
doesn't look to small. maybe lay off the trendy strings.

ronalditop
07-17-2010, 10:23 AM
I'd say it's actually a little too big for you.

pshulam
07-17-2010, 10:28 AM
not small at all as long as you can place a finger (from the other hand) between the palm and fingers.

5th Element
07-17-2010, 10:31 AM
Borderline between normal and too big. Definitely not too small.

Rockitdog
07-17-2010, 10:43 AM
doesn't look to small. maybe lay off the trendy strings.

I pretty much play with soft multis and synthetics. I don't play around polys ot trendy strings very often.

I'd say it's actually a little too big for you.

LOL- its a 4 1/4! I do have small hands being only 5'7" but still. I used to play with a 4 5/8 back in the day.

kevoT
07-17-2010, 10:48 AM
too big, IMO

JT Corona
07-17-2010, 11:11 AM
looks fine to me... much of it is personal preference anyways, i'm a little taller and use a 4 1/2 (just to give u some idea). as long as it dont slip around or find yourself gripping tighter should be ok. perhaps cuz i have more of an eastern grip i prefer a lil bigger, i notice SW grippers usually dont mind smaller esp since its the current trend for supposed increase bat speed but i dont feel the benefit or comfort.

Visene77
07-17-2010, 03:28 PM
interesting way to wrap the overgrip. You do that purpose?

Irvin
07-17-2010, 05:51 PM
Here is a picture of my racquet/ grip, what do you guys think? Too small?

The grip looks fine the hand is too small. Sorry I had to say that. Here is a picture of my grip. It is a 4 1/2 grip with a heat shrink tube and overwrap. Comes to almost a 4 3/4 grip.

http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp304/Irvin44_2008/HPIM29701.jpg

I don't have any elbow problems and never have except when I first started for a while.

Irvin

larry10s
07-17-2010, 05:53 PM
larger grip as yours seems to be heventive to te

rich s
07-17-2010, 05:54 PM
I've had too small of a grip cause wrist pain but not tennis elbow.

my $.02

Irvin
07-17-2010, 05:56 PM
I am not a pro by any means but should you wrist be bent the way it is? That may contribute to your tennis elbow but I really don't know.

Irvin

Fedace
07-17-2010, 06:21 PM
I just find it with small grip,,it is very difficult to find the grip or edges of the grip. Is this normal ??

cmf
07-17-2010, 06:24 PM
My grip is similar to Irvin's picture and I have never experienced wrist or elbow pain. Your grip does look too large to me, and is definitely not too small.