Was just thinking about this recently. Around 4 years ago just starting tennis, I tried to emulate the Sampras serve, as I attempted to hit the ball, my arm did something weird during the "racquet drop" position as the it lagged towards the ball, and I felt/heard a rip in my elbow. As a result, it was painful to hold/swing a racquet I think, although I still attended my group lessons despite it. fast forward to now. I was just curious to see if I had tennis elbow, and read up on it, turns out I don't match the "symptoms" of tennis elbow, golfer's elbow or Bursitis. it only hurts when i extend my arm to the max trying to crack my elbow joint. (which i do frequently along with cracking it at other angles) I have a very "wristy" so to speak forehand/backhand, doesn't bother it one bit, although my elbow sometimes hurts a bit when serving, it has never been a big issue with me. Is this tennis elbow still? I am asking mostly because I am curious what this elbow pain is, it's not affecting my tennis game at all. compressed nerve?