Unsurprisingly, tennis, as an activity requiring both speed and power, can lead to a number of debilitating injuries for frequent participants. Commonly reported injuries associated with tennis include tendinitis, tennis elbow and wrist strains. The various grips and arm motions required to play tennis exert stresses on every part of the arm. Overuse, use of excessive force, incorrect grip position on the racquet and poor mechanics are common causes of injuries.
A change in technique to ensure correct mechanics and diligent stretching can prevent most of these injuries. Lessons from a tennis professional can teach correct stance, grip and swing actions. Injuries can also be prevented by selecting the appropriate racquet and grip size. Injuries are often treated with rest and by icing the elbow. In cases in which this proves to be insufficient, we may recommend an elbow brace or surgery.