I played 4 sets of money round doubles tonight. For the first 3 sets, my serves, volleys and forehand were flowing and I played very well. Won 6-2, 6-1, 6-3. Then my partner and I played a team we would beat handily 80 - 90% of the time. However they played us close and we were a service break down 4-5. We lost the point at no-ad, so we lost the set 4-6. I received 4 points on my side and lost all 4. My forehand returns were weak and my forehand groundstrokes were weaker than usual and were cut off my the opposing net player. Usually my FH is free-flowing and reliable, but against this team that we should have beaten my arm was stiff. So my forehands did not have much pace or spin. What is the cure or at least a tip to keep the forehand relaxed and free-flowing under pressure? It appears the culprit is the tight grip/arm. So I'm thinking about just keeping the racket held with the left hand almost exclusively on the throat of the racket during the unit turn and the right hand barely hanging on. Then just as I start the forward swing, I let the right hand grip the racket. Any good/great tips or cures others have found during pressure situations? When I watch other doubles players, it appears that many others suffer from the same stiff, weak forehand under match pressure.