Tip of the Day - Do You Grip Your Racket Too Tightly?

By Larry Hodges | Sept. 12, 2013, 9 a.m. (ET)
Larry Hodges

Do You Grip Your Racket Too Tightly?

Many players grip the racket too tightly when they play. Many think this gives them added stability. Actually, all it does is tighten the muscles up and match opposing muscles against each other – instead of working together.

Here’s a test. Imagine someone sneaking up behind you and grabbing your racket from your hand. It should come right out. If it doesn’t, you’re holding it too tightly. Conversely, it shouldn’t be so loose as to wobble about in your hand, but that’s rarely a problem.

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