Tips to Avoid Tennis Injuries

by HSS on the Move
Tennis player

For professional tennis players, the U.S. Open is right around the corner. For the rest of us, it is near the end of the outdoor tennis season. Dr. Josh Dines, sports medicine orthopedic surgeon and team doctor for the U.S. Davis Cup Tennis team, offers tips to help you avoid classic overuse injuries such as tennis elbow and rotator cuff tendonitis and keep you on the court the rest of the summer:

1. Stretch thoroughly before playing

2. Listen to your body: if it is sore or hurts, don’t play. Take some time off.

3. Tennis elbow can result from overuse or poor form on a one-handed backhand. Improving your stroke or switching to a two-handed backhand can help.

4. Rotator cuff tendonitis can cause pain during serving. Prevent this by incorporating rotator cuff strengthening into your workout regimen.

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