Yeah it looks like it should hurt but you can get leverage with a western or even hawaiian
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.Looks conti to me.
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....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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How about this? Even more extreme than conti ie towards backhand. Just a reminder: racket face pointing to the camera is the side he hits the ball.Doesn't look like continental at all.
Good to know...Contrary to popular belief, an extreme grip won’t automatically cause arm pain.
IMO the resolution is they need to work out more... especially their arms and strengthen their wrists (along with proper technique of course!!)....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.