The Tennis Physio presents The Tennis Injury Prevention Program. This program uses the latest in injury prevention research to help reduce the incidence of injuries throughout the year. This program uses minimal equipment and can be done anywhere. It is best done 2-3 times each week and each part takes 20-25mins to complete.
To prevent injury, always warm up and stretch before playing. When serving or hitting overhead, do not arch your back unnecessarily. Instead, bend your knees and raise your heels, so your upper body weight is evenly balanced.
tennis-specific prevention programme for adult tennis players. This 10 min intervention will require testing in a randomised controlled setting. InTroduCTIon Exercise-based injury prevention strategies in sports have been frequently evaluated.1 A meta-analysis of 36 randomised controlled trials has shown that most of these interven-
The Tennis Physio in association with Tennis Fitness presents. The Tennis Injury Prevention Program. This program uses the latest in injury prevention research to help reduce the incidence of injuries throughout the year. This program uses minimal equipment and can be done anywhere.
THE USTA NEWSLETTER FOR TENNIS COACHES I n many instances, properly designed strength and condi-tioning programs can be used to help prevent the injuries that were discussed in the photo series. In some instances, the injury prevention centers on building strength in certain areas of the body. In others, it is a matter of improving flexibility
quick movements required. You can reduce your risk for tennis injuries by paying attention to the following tips: Prepare. The best way to prevent injuries is to sufficiently warm-up before playing. I know no one likes to make time to warm-up, but it is critical for injury prevention. Get to the court early to perform your dynamic warm-up.
A bottom-up, systematic five-step approach with guidance of the KTS 19 was used to develop a tennis-specific injury prevention programme. This bottom-up approach implied that tennis players, trainers and other stakeholders contributed to the development of the programme.
Stress fractures can occur in the leg (tibia or fibula) or in the foot (the navicular or the metatarsals). These injuries are preventable with proper strength and endurance training prior to extensive tennis playing. Appropriate footwear is also critical to preventing stress fractures.