With around 30 million tennis players in the United States, there is a vast difference in frequency and level of play. The injuries are different between youth to master athletes and between novice to professional athletes. Junior competitive players tend to play 11-20 hours per week and participate in up to 25 tournaments per year. Recreational players can range from beginners to former college/professional players with advanced skills and commonly play from 6-12 hours per week. There are some traumatic injuries in tennis but the vast majority are gradual onset or overuse injuries.
Overuse/Gradual onset injuries:
This list is not an exhaustive but gives a good idea about common tennis specific injuries. The key to remember with all of these problems, the cause of the injury is rarely at the site of pain. Tennis is a sport demanding a great deal from all four limbs and core. Depending on level of play, age, and training there can be different types of injuries. At BIA, we understand the tennis player and can help you get back on court feeling strong and pain free.