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BSousa 07-15-2004 03:14 AM

Forehand followthrough and elbow problems...
I read in various places that the forehand followthrough can be one of the causes (albeit unlikely) for tennis elbow.

I was wondering how this happens. I don't mean the science of it, but the actual follow through that can lead to this (extending the arm too much, not extending enough, arm surrounding your neck like a scarf, not even touching your shoulder, etc).

My teacher says my follow through has no problems, nor my forehand has any noticable issues, but I still have elbow problems after long forehand practises. But then again, I don't trust his oppinion too much as he is capable of wasting one hours practise telling us to warm up and spend one hour talking to girls (not kidding).


Bungalo Bill 07-15-2004 11:43 AM

Elbow problems can happen if you torque or place pressure on the elbow by turning your forearm to hit with topspin (pronate purposely).

Many players with a Western grip and torque their arm to do the "windshield" wiper motion, stress the tennis elbow area. Sometimes it gets so bad that surgery is needed to repair the area.

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