Well it’s really Golfer’s elbow (medial) but is the result of tennis. Here is the background: First, I am 58 years old, USTA league level 3.5 on a good day, have been playing tennis a really long time. Never had any issue with tennis elbow until recently. I have determined the cause was acute injury and was from trying teach myself how to “kick serve. I am now aware of the lunacy of this endeavor for someone at my age. I have now been struggling with this condition for nearly two years. Went through multiple Orthopedic and Sports docs, several phys therapists, multiple cortisone shots, many different treatment options and listened to all kinds of goofy opinions. Purchased two PK Pro 5G sticks and my own stringing machine. All to no avail. Got so sensitive I had to stop playing for a year. Hit racquetballs and pickleballs during this time with no problems. The condition slowly got better and I recently started tennis again. Got a flare up immediately and have decided on the following course of action. Following consultation with a new phys therapist, I have discontinued any ice treatments or NSAIDs. This is based on some research that indicates chronic tendonitis does not respond to these treatments and they may be detrimental to healing blood flow. Instead, I am on a high rep (over 100), low weight exercise program that is intended to irritate the tendon slightly to promote blood flow. This includes deep massage and aggressive stretching. I noticed that when I started playing again, the most painful situation was when I was at the net and had to quickly react to a forehand volley. Second most painful was returning hard forehand ground strokes. So I though about what the difference is with R-ball racquets and tennis racquets. I’m thinking the there is something about the length, weight, and tension that I can play around with. I am probably a lunatic, but I decided to park the current sticks, then purchased two PK 5G junior racquets from TW. They are 26 inches long instead of 27, and are 20 percent fiberglass. I built up the handle to my size which resulted in a racquet weight of over 11 ounces which is very head light. They are strung at only 50 pounds using various “comfort” strings. I might try some gut next. Also, I found that the type of overgrip has a large effect on how tightly I have to grip the handle, which contributes to the pain level. Items like Wilson’s H2O grip are way too slippery and caused me a lot of problems. I have started using some kind of Kirschbaum that is very tacky and much better. I have a variety of weights that I am experimenting with, adding to the hoop to see if swing weight has any effect. There has been a positive effect on the side, which is that I have to watch the ball intently in order to hit it in the lower and shorter sweet spot. This concentration has resulted in the most reliable ground strokes ever. Have never read anything about trying a shorter stick as a way to reduce pain so here it is. Plus, way lower tension and careful choice of overgrip. I would be interested in any comments, experience, suggestions, or directions to the local asylum. Will continue to post as the experiment goes along unless someone tells me to shut up.