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syc23 10-01-2012 02:35 AM

Wrist pain with adapting to new FH technique
My coach and I have made some modification to my FH take back and quicker unit turn. I'm trying to drill in the part before contact where I supinate the wrist at the take back where the butt cap is facing the ball. I've watched some videos on YT where the term hitting the FH at the slot where you employ supination at the end of the backswing before pulling the racquet through to contact.

In the long term getting this technique down will give my FH more pop but I've been experiencing some mild pain in my wrist. Is this expected as my wrist is adjusting to a different technique? I'm guessing maybe doing some weights to strengthen my wrists would help.

BTW, I employ a SW grip and will be keen to stick to that. Some coaches have tried to change it to W but I find it uncomfortable trying to get right under the ball to generate more topspin and end up dumping a lot of shots into the net.

aimr75 10-01-2012 03:00 AM

I think if your wrist hurts, you're doing something wrong and should stop before it gets any worse

NLBwell 10-01-2012 07:11 AM

Pain shows that there is a problem with your stroke mechanics.

sureshs 10-01-2012 08:07 AM

Even demoing a new racket can cause some discomfort to some people. So I am not surprised when you are trying something new.

But since health is paramount, you should stop now and determine if the pain goes away if you go back to your former technique.

NE1for10is? 10-01-2012 08:12 AM

My coach practiced with me with one of those big 5" foam balls that the kids use, because it is much slower it allows time to work on technique, and for sure it won't hurt the wrist.

Also, make sure your point of contact is well out in front of you and not out to the side.

syc23 10-01-2012 11:31 AM

I might take a little break so it eases up and when I get back on court, I'll go back to my old technique and compare the 2 to see if the pain returns.

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