Tennis Injuries

Tennis Injury Blog designed to help you battle an existing injury or prevent a future one from occurring, we are blogging from experience!

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If you’re struggling with an existing Tennis Injury or want to prevent one from occurring in the future, read on for our tips. We’ve been there, done that – and we know how difficult it can be to rehab and get back to your normal activities. That’s why we’re sharing our experience and knowledge with you so you can prevent an injury from happening and treat it in the best way possible to get you back on court.

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Tennis Injury Prevention

The most important part of preventing Tennis Injuries is to take steps to protect yourself before an injury arises and to do what you can to prevent a pre-existing injury from becoming more serious. Always warm up and stretch before playing. A warm up can be as long or as short as you want it to be but for your average club tennis player, we recommend 10-15 mins of stretching and activating your tennis muscles before hitting any balls (if you have time to warm up for longer, even better!) Your warm up can consist of dynamic stretches, light cardio, and our favourite – using bands to warm up the arms and shoulders. If you already have a pre-existing Tennis Injury, it may be worth taking some extra time to really focus on warm up as well as strengthening exercises (without pain) to hopefully improve how much you are affected by it. We recommend seeing a Doctor or Physiotherapist for proper advice on treating long term or painful injuries.

Another important Tennis Injury prevention tip is to cool down after each session. If you can make time for a cool down, you will seriously reap the benefits as it is a great way to ensure your body recovers after a tennis session or match. A 10–15-minute cool down with stretching will make all the difference to avoid pains and sores the next day and help a pre-existing issue or Tennis Injury you may already be playing through.

Here in the UK, we don’t need to worry too much about using sun cream and the heat but when we host our Tennis Holidays abroad, we prioritise protection from the sun and plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. Wearing tennis specific shoes rather than general sport shoes is also important for ankle and feet support when moving across the court. Look forward to our Tennis Shoes Blog coming soon for our personal reviews of certain shoes and what to look out for when buying Tennis equipment.

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Tennis Injury Prevention Exercises

Tennis Injury prevention exercises are the perfect way for a keen player to stay fit and healthy and to avoid discomfort and muscle fatigue on court. You don’t have to go to the gym every day or take an hour out of your day to do them either. Most exercises for preventing injuries can be done where ever you would like to, from a work break environment to watching tele at home, and the best part is, you can spend as long as you want doing them.

Let’s say you don’t have time for injury preventing exercises or you find it boring and just want to play some tennis? What if you focused on one body part per day for 5-10 minutes? Although it may not seem like much time, if you completed a new exercise each day consistently or even just a few times a week, your athletic capabilities would improve (this includes tennis too) but most importantly, you are taking the steps towards having a