> Do you live in California? If so, look me up.
California is where tennis nuts like us should will be. I'll
keep this in mind.
> If not, keep your wrist ABOVE your racket head throughout the stroke.
> Generally, the radial movement of the forearm results in tennis elbow and
> writst injuries. If you are trying to accelerate the racket head to "catch up"
> to hard shots on late hits, then you are likely to have pain result in the
> wrist or elbow.
Yes, this made it worse.
> The arm is connected to the shoulder, so follow-through will bring the racket
> to a position that looks as though the swing itself was directed upwards. The
> stroke's force should be directed parrallel to the ground and not have much
> directed force upwards to create any topspin, IF YOU WANT TO REMAIN PAIN FREE.
This is probably what I should do, though it probably won't create the
kind of spin needed to let the ball drop near the net rusher's feet.
I wonder how players like Tommy Hass and Guga can still generate such
shots without injuries ?
I wish there are some wearable sensors on the wrist to record the force
exerted on the muscles or ligaments, as a way to show where/when the
risky situation arises..
> Timing is everything. Mishits can make for ouch hits. Proper mechanics can do
> wonders, but it only takes one mistake to pull one of those little tiny
> ligaments or muscles in the wrist or elbow.
Interesting point. When diagnosing my problem, I only showed the
"normal" stroke, not the ones done under pressure..
> Go see a doctor, rehab with a therapist, don't play with injury, don't attempt
> to endure pain, fix it.
Now I need to find a doctor who also plays tennis (preferably 4.5 or better),
so that he knows exactly what caused the problem and how to not let
it happen again.
> Bill Smith
> Tennis Professional USPTA, USRSA