Tennis requires a variety of physical attributes including speed, power, endurance, strength, balance and specific playing skills. Both competitive and social players should carry out a conditioning and training program to cope with the demands of play and reduce the risk of injury. While the risk of injury from playing tennis is relatively low compared to other sports, common tennis injuries include injuries to the ankle, knee and wrist.
Some of the factors that can increase the risk of injury include:
Before you take up tennis, keep these suggestions in mind:
Clubs should have a well-stocked first aid kit, a supply of ice packs, an accessible telephone and emergency contact numbers on display. If you’ve been injured, you should: