Originally Posted by maverick1981
smaller grip allows, of course, a firmer hold on the stick and possibly more manuevering. If your hand can wrap around the entire grip, it really torques your tendons, be careful, if you are gripping the crap out of the racket due to too small of grip, you may get wrist & elbow problems, sometimes noticing immediate pain.
If you have a smaller grip frame and a really hard shot comes to you while at the net, the ball hits the strings and twists the frame around. . . so I'm reluctant to agree that it's better to have a small grip at the net or that it makes for a firmer hold.
Actually there are tennis pros who like the idea of a loose grip on shots rather than a hard clench on the racquet. Makes for a nicer swing.