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Hand cramp w/ grip

When I use an eastern forehand I'm fine, but when I go with a semi-western my hand starts to cramp up. I assume this means that my grip is too small? It's 4 1/2" right now and I think it should be 4 5/8, but will it really make a difference? I'm going to overwrap it and find out, but does anyone have thoughts on this?
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Either your grip size is wrong or its just natural for u to use eastern.

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Re: Hand cramp w/ grip

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When I use an eastern forehand I'm fine, but when I go with a semi-western my hand starts to cramp up. I assume this means that my grip is too small? It's 4 1/2" right now and I think it should be 4 5/8, but will it really make a difference? I'm going to overwrap it and find out, but does anyone have thoughts on this?
It's actually typical for players to get grip sizes smaller than their actual hand size would suggest. Based on the wrap-around test, I should be a 4 5/8", but I use a 4 3/8". A lot of my former college teammates the same. bear in mind that with overgrip, which I would highly recommend, your grip goes up at least one size.


As for your hand cramping, that probably has more to do with placement or technique. Most likely, you're tightening up on the racquet too much. This can especially happen if your hand is too far Western because you tend to have to pronate the hand a bit more than usual.

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Re: Hand cramp w/ grip

It's common for players to hold a grip too tight. You should be able to "play the piano" with your fingers (i.e. move them up and down while you hold your grip) so that it is kept loose in your hands. Combine this with building up a grip (use overgrips) and doing wrist strengthening exercises and you should see improvement.

Also just stick with the eastern grip ;p
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Re: Hand cramp w/ grip

Well my current grip is actually a 4 1/4. I overgripped it twice and it helps quite a bit. No more cramping but still soreness. My measurement is a 4 5/8 so I definitely need a size increase.

I'm thinking of going 4 1/2 and then adding an overgrip, rather than doing a straight 4 5/8.
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