Not sure is this is the right place to ask this-- but will give it a shot. I play tennis about twice a week (sometimes once), and am having some wrist pain on the outer side of my wrist. It bothers me quite a bit when I am trying to hit a forehand (continental grip)-- maybe I am inadvertently having too much wrist action when I am trying to hit a top spin forehand. I have heard about TFCC ( a cartilage ) injuries in tennis-- this maybe the same, since I got an X-Ray done and there are no bone issues...
Anyone else had similar experiences ? Any tips ? I know that I need to get my wrist stronger, but I am a bit hesitant to work on my wrist knowing that I may further injure it..
I'm just a bit confused. How are you using continental grip to hit a topspin forehand? This is probably the worst grip to use for topspin forehand and I've actually never seen anyone hit it this way. Continental is used for serve, volley and forehand or backhand slice, but I can see it being troublesome for a topspin forehand because of the unusual racket angle (and wrist angle).
The racket face is very level or even a bit open for this grip. Maybe you are hurting your wrist because you are trying to close the racket face and hit topspin with this grip. Or maybe it's just a miscommunication and you don't actually use the continental for the forehand.