Does your type of grip effect the amount of wrist pain you will experience while playing tennis assuming you and your friend are of equal strength and are using the same exact racquet. I know that this situation is not possible but it would make sense to me that the amount of wrist pain you experience while playing tennis does relate to your grip. This is my theory... Grips from most comfortable to least comfortable... 1. Eastern. 2. Semi-Western. 3. Continental. 4. Western.