Originally Posted by looseleftie
Hi have been hitting SW for a few years now , I am on older player, 43yr, pretty fit and quick but have noticed that since I changed from Eastern to SW my loading up knee is getting regularly sore some years ago. This effects not just my game, but day to day life..
Are there others out there, who may have found the SW forehand style forehand, and in particular the loading of the knees to be too much over time..
I think I'll have to go back to a Eastern, or modified with a swing plane of low to high.. Less dramas on the knees.
Love all your thoughts on the subject.
50 here. Been hitting modern for about 2.5 years with an almost SW grip. No knee issues here from the fh on either leg (and yes, my back/outside leg takes way more loading). Running really hard and stopping and starting are harder.
Video yourself. How's your form? Are you bending your knees too much. Every shot doesn't have to be deep squat and then exploding off the ground.