Bigger grip or smaller better for TE?

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  1. morten

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    Especially interested in views from TE sufferers. I know too far either way is bad, but what is considered better/or worse, in general ? Coming back from TE myself now... I have gone down myself since my TE developed, but consider going back up again, it feels a bit wristy sometimes......
     
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  2. morten

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    C`mon guys... ;)
     
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  3. grizzly4life

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    my "own experience" is that large grips lead to TE (well, i think golfer's elbow technically in my case)..... my theory is that large grip basically locks the wrist therefore you use the elbow a bit more to get action/spin on the ball. conversely, small grip = more wrist, therefore less elbow.

    some agreed with me. others think it's smaller grip that leads to TE and i think that would be more the consensus.
     
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  4. bad_call

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    i'm in agreement with grizzly on this one. my TE resulted from poor technique when coaching. now i know why the coaches feed balls from a basket near the service line. ;)
     
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  5. LuckyR

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    I have read many sources that state that larger grips are better for your arm. Personally, I prefer a slightly smaller grip than average, performance-wise. I have no conclusive experience on arm safety though (as far as grip size is concerned).
     
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  6. lprogers

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    morten, I have suffered from bouts of TE and I agree with grizzly on this one. I switched from a 4 1/2 or 4 3/8 to a 4 1/4 grip. The larger grip kept my wrist and arm locked, and put too much stress on my elbow when I tried to generate more spin. The smaller grip allows me to get more "whip" in my swing. As a result my technique is now more relaxed and my elbow and arm feel much better these days.

    I also always heard that larger grips are better if you have tennis elbow, but that was not the case for me.
     
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  7. volusiano

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    Why would keeping your wrist locked be bad for TE? I thought that was one of the fundamentals of the forehand is to keep your wrist locked/set.
     
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  8. tennis_hand

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    Neither. The right grip for you prevents TE.
     
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