Can too small of grip size cause tennis elbow?

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  1. Rockitdog

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    As the title suggests, can playing with too small of a grip be a contributing factor in developing tennis elbow? :confused:
     
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  2. tennisace23

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    Too big or too small can.
     
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  4. jwbarrientos

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    could be one a reason, but no the reason, technique, overloading, grip, string setup, weight.
     
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  5. mikeler

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    My grip size measures 4-1/4 but I find 4-3/8 to be easier on my elbow. Just my 2 cents.
     
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  6. Rockitdog

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    Here is a picture of my racquet/ grip, what do you guys think? Too small?

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    doesn't look to small. maybe lay off the trendy strings.
     
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  8. ronalditop

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    I'd say it's actually a little too big for you.
     
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    not small at all as long as you can place a finger (from the other hand) between the palm and fingers.
     
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    Borderline between normal and too big. Definitely not too small.
     
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  11. Rockitdog

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

    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.
     
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    too big, IMO
     
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    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.
     
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    interesting way to wrap the overgrip. You do that purpose?
     
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    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.

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

    Irvin
     
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  16. larry10s

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    larger grip as yours seems to be heventive to te
     
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    I've had too small of a grip cause wrist pain but not tennis elbow.

    my $.02
     
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  18. Irvin

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    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
     
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    I just find it with small grip,,it is very difficult to find the grip or edges of the grip. Is this normal ??
     
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  20. cmf

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    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.
     
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