Last updated on 22-Sep-2012 10:18:51 PM
I'm trying to avoid back RSI. After 2 or 3 nights of play, I have been in trouble. I have watched my b/hand on video. Seems ok. Plus two coaches have said that my backhand is sound. But a TT organiser recently said that some of my b/hands look awkward, and that I have a strange leaning action that could easily be the problem. When I practice playing b/hand drills here is no trouble. The problem seems to be when I do a sudden action. I don't know what to do apart from the back exercises given to me from the GP.
What I could be doing wrong? I can't describe it because the image is in the organiser's mind, not mine, and even he's unsure. I do stand straight for b/hands because of the low ball flight from the pimples that I use. But I guess that standing straight may cause me to lean awkwardly when transitioning between shots?
The GP is sharp, and he said that my hunched shoulders could be related to lower back discomfort. The exercises he's given me are much the same as from the physio.
I would take the advice of the physio and GP and do the exercises that they have prescribed. Without seeing your technique it is hard for me to comment on it. Try to protect your back when playing the strokes and take particular note when you feel pain.