I've been having chronic tennis elblow for the last 3 years. This year as been the worst to the point where my elbow hurts bad when i wake up from sleep. I've laid off tennis for a year and still my elbow hurts! In the past my dr gave me a total of 4-5 cortozone shots but i dont want any more shots since its getting worst. My question to anyone out there, is what is the success rate for people like me getting surgery to fix the problem. My doctor says its the last thing to consider but I've tried EVERYTHING for the past 3 years. I can barely play mini tennis with a peewee racquet with my daughter. Thoughts?