Extreme Western Grip

LaZeR

Professional
Yeah it looks like it should hurt but you can get leverage with a western or even hawaiian
Fully agree but especially with Western or Hawaiian she should keep her eye on the ball until it leaves her racquet! :eek:
 

Bender

G.O.A.T.
Contrary to popular belief, an extreme grip won’t automatically cause arm pain.

At the amateur level, arm pain is common amongst those who either don’t know what the **** they’re doing, or those who use equipment that is too light, too heavy, or too stiff for the technique(s) employed by the player. Arming the ball with a stiff wrist and flexed arm usually is the culprit, which may explain why older players tend to be particularly sensitive to newer, stiffer racquets.


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mightyrick

Legend
Looks conti to me.
It's because of his take back and how he holds the handle. He lays his thumb on bevel 1. When he takes back, he points the racquet head to the net... a'la Jack Sock. Very odd forehand until you see contact and follow through. It all looks very standard at that point.
 

snvplayer

Hall of Fame
Contrary to popular belief, an extreme grip won’t automatically cause arm pain.

At the amateur level, arm pain is common amongst those who either don’t know what the **** they’re doing, or those who use equipment that is too light, too heavy, or too stiff for the technique(s) employed by the player. Arming the ball with a stiff wrist and flexed arm usually is the culprit, which may explain why older players tend to be particularly sensitive to newer, stiffer racquets.


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Sure, those are all risk factors for arm injuries. But, extreme grip engages wrist, elbow, and shoulder joints at more acute angle, which might result in greater torque on these joints, increasing the risk for injury....
 

Curious

Legend
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LaZeR

Professional
Contrary to popular belief, an extreme grip won’t automatically cause arm pain.
Good to know...
...Arming the ball with a stiff wrist and flexed arm usually is the culprit, which may explain why older players tend to be particularly sensitive to newer, stiffer racquets.
IMO the resolution is they need to work out more... especially their arms and strengthen their wrists (along with proper technique of course!!).
 
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