Like some batters do hold the bat shorter in Baseball ( Ichiro for control ) or golfers (Langer ), would you say that holding the grip a bit shorter would help for control ? When I started playing some racquets where 25, 26 inches. Now they are all 27, or more... I personally have better control on my top spin serves or, Jim Courier like forehands when I hold the racquet grip shorter... It feels stiffer though, and might lead to injuries ? Less racquet head speed, and less whip, or centrifugal force, or use of the wrist, so even if the ball is heavier and has better control, it might be slower ? But I can't do like Federer and just hold it at the butt on serves and forehand, having an extreme loose wrist and still have the control of a magician at impact... So I wonder... is it really bad to hold it shorter like I do ? Or is it OK if I feel good with it ? I guess Seles was holding it shorter, and is Safin also ?