Elbow Pain - Grip too Big or Grip too Small?

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  1. TripleB

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    In your opinion, which would be more likely to cause tennis elbow: Using a grip that is too large or using a grip that is too small?

    I've been playtesting a couple racquets that have a 4 3/8" grip. I added two overgrips to each, trying to bring them closer to what I typically use: 4 5/8" plus an overgrip. I've noticed some pain in my elbow so I would say that a grip that is too small would be more likely to cause elbow pain.

    Interested to hear your opinions.

    TripleB
     
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  2. zhan

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    grip too small causes tennis elbow
     
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  3. Supernatural_Serve

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    anything that causes you to squeeze your racquet too tightly (such as a smaller grip) is going to cause tension in the hands, wrist, and arm. I can see how that causes a variety of arm troubles as well as less controlled shots and less swing velocity.
     
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  4. chair ump

    chair ump Semi-Pro

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    start playing with a bigger grip - - immediately.
     
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  5. Starwind

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    My elbow doesn't hurt.... but I can like pop it if I straighten it out. This isn't good is it?
     
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