A veritable tennis marathon: over eleven hours of playing time without any injury - happened in the record-breaking game of Wimbledon 2010 between the American John Isner and the Frenchman Nicolas Mahut. Not only for the sport tennis applies: only the right and varied training can prevent injuries and minimize the risk of injuring tennis.
Tennis training without pain
As with any other sport, tennis counts as well: overestimate and not overwhelm your body. Otherwise, playing tennis harms your health and can quickly lead to unwanted and unpleasant injuries. Injuries in tennis can be both acute and lead to chronic suffering.
Warm up properly
Therefore: warm up, train properly, pay attention to the signals of the body and exercise other sports such as swimming, jogging or volleyball for the optimal balance. Before any tennis practice or tennis, muscles and joints should be intensively stretched and warmed up for a few minutes. Run for a few laps around the course and start with easy play. This makes tendons and muscles supple while preventing injuries when playing tennis.
Endurance sports such as running, cycling or swimming keep you fit and strengthen your physical condition and staying power during training and exciting games. Since even the match ball should be played properly with full power. Regular strength training of the arms and legs will catch you with every stroke, because the decisive factor in tennis is not only the precision, but also the intensity with which each forehand and backhand is played and placed perfectly in the opponent's field.
Tennis elbow without chance
The most well-known injury in tennis is the so-called tennis elbow (Epicondylitis radialis humeri). The tennis elbow is an overload and chronic disease of the elbow, which is why he sometimes called tennis elbow. Right from the beginning the right stroke technique is the best way to prevent a tennis elbow and thus pain on the elbow.
Make sure that every time you hit the forehand and especially the backhand your wrist is always stretched - not bent. Strength and momentum come in tennis exclusively from arm and shoulder.
Preventive is also a targeted and regular strength and intensive technical training of the arm. Once there, the tennis elbow, helps to calm the beginning of the treatment so that playing tennis is out of the question. Tendinitis, also known as tendinitis, causes pains in the forearm and severely restricts the arm and its movement.
During treatment, the arm should be immobilized and treated with heat and cold. Massage, ointment dressing, homeopathy, bandages or the injection of medication should additionally stimulate the healing. If there is no improvement in sight, there are other possibilities of therapy up to an operation. The best method, however, is not to let it go so far in tennis and to prevent the tennis elbow with the following therapy in time.
Game, set and match
The main thing the ball is still achieved, that is the goal of every player in tennis. This can sometimes lead to dislocation, strain, sprain or torn ligament. In addition, when playing tennis often acute injuries to the knee joint or ankle occur. Caused by slips or quick starts and stops, muscles and joints are particularly challenged during quick jerky movements in tennis training. The best method of prevention here too is extensive training and proper intense warm-up and stretching before and after playing tennis.
It is important that you drink enough tennis and protect yourself from the sun during the summer. Finish the tennis practice or take a break as soon as you feel pain, fatigue and tiredness, because even professionals have not won a set and have lost their chance of winning.