A few years ago, I tore the tendon in my pinkie finger of my right hand, the hand that I hold my tennis racquet in. Hence, I live with a mallet finger. I find that while I start out ok gripping the handle and hitting a solid shot, I run into problems as my playing time increases and my hand gets tired, or when the grip starts getting moisture on it -- it becomes harder for that finger to give me the support I need and I begin to have trouble hitting that solid shot - what little support it gives me isn't there anymore and the non solidness of the shot really affects my stroke...... Is there anyone out there with the same problem or who might have any suggestions - I was thinking maybe building up the bottom of the grip to raise the pinky finger up to give me more support??? As the finger gets tired or wet, i sometimes end up hitting with four of my fingers gripping, not five..... I am a competitive 4.5 woman who plays 5-6 times a week so this is really important to me...... Thank you.