elbow pain from slice serve

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  1. tennispal

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    hey guys this is the first time i have experienced elbow pain. when i do my slice serve and i "throw" my racquet edge at the ball, sometimes i experience mild discomfort in my elbow. any explanations?
     
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  2. tennispal

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    no one? 10 char
     
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  3. Vermillion

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    is your toss straying too far to the right?
     
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  4. tennispal

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    it might be, does that cause elbow pain????
     
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  5. scotus

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    Are you using poly, kevlar, or super-high tension?

    I got TE from after about 6 months of poly use, and the first twinge of pain I felt was from a slice serve.
     
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  6. Chris Dono

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    I have the same problem so I stopped doing slice serves till I get lessions again.
     
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  7. Nellie

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    I find "throwing" the racquet caused me to hyperextend my elbow. I felt better by focusing on hitting through the ball.
     
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  8. Il Mostro

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    I hope to hell those are lessons not lesions... ;-)
     
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  9. tennisdad65

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    Just throwing the racquet edge on does not stress the outside part of the elbow, and should in by itself not cause tennis elbow. (unless you keep framing it)

    If you pronate (excessively) at contact or just after contact, it stresses the outside part of the elbow, and could lead to tennis elbow.
     
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