Tips for Injury Prevention This Tennis Season

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The Sports Injury Clinic

Georgia Russell

January 30, 2020


The Summer of Tennis is here along and so are some of the world's best players, competing for the first Grand Slam of the year. With most competitions only having a few weeks left in February until finals, it's important to look after your body pre and post-match to decrease the risk of injury.

As tennis involves complex movement patterns to execute each shot, using a combination of speed, agility and power as some of these examples, it is important that the body is prepared to perform efficiently and correctly.

During training or competition, how would our techniques for injury prevention differ from those on tour? It doesn't!

Although they're performing at a higher intensity and level, the human body still requires the same treatment and specific rehabilitation to ensure that the strength and stability can withstand the duration of a match.

Here are some examples that you can include for injury prevention this tennis season:

  1. Warm Up: Before your pre-match warm up on court, it's good to include some general body mobility and shoulder specific exercises to increase blood flow and joint range of motion. Some examples include leg swings, Thera-band thoracic rotation and A-skips.
  2. Foam Rolling: Beneficial pre and post-match to increase short-term joint range of motion and decrease muscle soreness.
  3. Hydration: To replace the fluid loss during a match to assist recovery and maintain homeostasis.

If you have any questions about the best way you can reduce the risk of injury, we recommend having a discussion with you Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist.

To book and appointment with a Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist, call us on 9783 9990 or book online.

We wish you the best of luck for the rest of the Summer Season!


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