Forehand followthrough and elbow problems...

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by BSousa, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. BSousa

    BSousa Rookie

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    I read in various places that the forehand followthrough can be one of the causes (albeit unlikely) for tennis elbow.

    I was wondering how this happens. I don't mean the science of it, but the actual follow through that can lead to this (extending the arm too much, not extending enough, arm surrounding your neck like a scarf, not even touching your shoulder, etc).

    My teacher says my follow through has no problems, nor my forehand has any noticable issues, but I still have elbow problems after long forehand practises. But then again, I don't trust his oppinion too much as he is capable of wasting one hours practise telling us to warm up and spend one hour talking to girls (not kidding).


    Thanks
    Bruno
     
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  2. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

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    Elbow problems can happen if you torque or place pressure on the elbow by turning your forearm to hit with topspin (pronate purposely).

    Many players with a Western grip and torque their arm to do the "windshield" wiper motion, stress the tennis elbow area. Sometimes it gets so bad that surgery is needed to repair the area.
     
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