Though tennis is seen to be as something of a gentlemen’s or ladies’ sport, you’re still just as likely to fall foul of any injury as you are in a game of football or rugby. After all, the ball is smaller, lighter and harder than a football, plus it travels a lot faster, exerting far more pressure on impact than a football would. Smashing a tennis ball into someone’s face, or worse places, is only going to result in tears, even in grown men. Sadly enough though, no matter how careful you actually are with playing the game, there’s always a chance that you’re going to hurt yourself or your opponent. It’s the same principle as being a ‘safe driver’; it doesn’t actually matter how safe a driver you are – if someone hits you, you’re still in an accident. Watch and learn from the professionals when they warm up before Wimbledon. If you’re keen on tennis betting, watch and learn how these guys make sure that they’ve warmed up properly before the game to avoid ruining your wager!
Possibly the most common and notorious injury of tennis is the tennis elbow. A tennis elbow is so common, in fact, that is frequently occurs outside of tennis. The symptoms are a stiff, painful feeling just above the elbow that can render your upper arm very painful to move, or worse, completely immobile. If you are suffering from tennis elbow, then it’s best that you avoid playing tennis, or any sports at all for that matter, for a few days at least. As the old adage goes, prevention is better than cure, so make sure that you’re properly warmed-up before your games to avoid a nasty tennis elbow.
Possibly nastier than the latter, tendinitis is a problem that’s just as common as tennis elbow, and effects tennis players of all ages and abilities. The symptoms are irritated, swollen or stiff tendons that can make your muscles very awkward to move, or even render them practically immobile. Very nasty indeed and can take weeks to heal. Thankfully, you’ll hardly ever see this when you’re watching a game after US Open betting, as the professionals know exactly how to avoid this kind of injury. Watch and learn from them!