Question on Grips-Re: Tennis Elbow

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by acer, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. acer

    acer Rookie

    May 22, 2004
    I use a semi-western grip on my forehand and an eastern backhand grip on my one-handed backhand. I was noticing that on my groundstrokes that on both my forehand and backhand grip that I really choke down on the racquet. That is my hand is right near the bottom of the racquet. My two pinky fingers are just barely touching the bottom of my racquet.

    I suffer from some tennis elbow and I was advised that tennis elbow is caused by wrist movement. They say that if you want to have a loose wrist (i.e. on a serve) that you should keep your two pinky fingers off the grip. That got me wondering if I maybe my forehand and backhand grip is too low down on the racquet and thus my wrist is breaking on my groundstrokes. I tried moving my hand up but it takes some getting used to.

    So I am curious, on your groundstrokes do you hold your racquet grip really low towards the bottom of the handle or higher up on the handle?



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