Safety Tips: Tennisenteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-tennisSafe-enHD-AR1.jpgInjuries in tennis are rare, but it's good to be aware before you play. To minimize your risk of injury while playing tennis, follow these safety tips.tennis, tennis elbow, sports safety, sports injury, sports medicine, elbow injury, elbow pain, racquet, racket, bursitis, tendonitis, shoulder pain, wrist pain, achilles, hamstring, pull, tear, strain, sprain, trauma, playing tennis, sports, sports safety, sports injuries, safety tips, sports safety tips, courts, tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis, elbow bursitis, rotator cuff, shoulder tendonitis, frozen shoulder, adhesive capsulitis, wrist tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis, acute injuries, torn rotator cuffs, shoulder separation, wrist, ankle sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, hamstring pulls, hamstring tears, muscle sprains, muscle strains, torn knee ligaments, knee injuries, ligaments04/26/201003/08/201903/08/2019Amy W. Anzilotti, MD03/01/2019267f19de-eb9f-4895-8132-7ac29cc510b5https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-tennis.html/<p>Looking for a good way to stay in shape and have fun? Try tennis. Whether you're a member of a club with an organized league or just like to head out to the public courts once in a while, tennis is an easy game to get started playing. Just get yourself some tennis shoes, a racquet, and a friend, and you're ready to go.</p> <p>These safety tips can help protect you from injuries while playing tennis.</p> <h3>Safe Tennis Gear</h3> <p>The right gear can help prevent injuries.</p> <p><strong>Racquet.</strong> Talk to a trained professional at a tennis specialty store to make sure you get a racquet that's right for your size and skill level. Using a racquet that is too light or too heavy can increase your risk of shoulder and elbow injuries. Likewise, a racquet with the wrong grip size or the wrong amount of tension in the strings can be hard on your wrists and arms.</p> <p><strong>Sneakers.</strong> Be sure to get shoes specifically designed for tennis and the court surface. Tennis shoes should support your heel and help keep your ankle from rolling or sliding side to side. Also, if you play on courts made of asphalt, concrete, or other hard surfaces, heel inserts may decrease the stress on your lower back.</p> <p><strong>Socks</strong>. Choose socks made from synthetic fabrics rather than cotton, as these will help keep your feet dry and prevent blisters. For added support, consider wearing two pairs of socks or specially padded tennis socks.</p> <h3>Safe Tennis Training</h3> <p>To prevent injuries during training:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Get a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sports-physicals.html/">sports physical</a> before starting any training program.</li> <li>Be in good shape before playing tennis.</li> <li>Always warm up and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/stretching.html/">stretch</a> before practice and matches.</li> <li>Use proper technique. If you have questions about your technique, take a lesson from a trained instructor.</li> <li>Stop training if you get hurt or feel pain. Get checked by an athletic trainer, coach, doctor, or nurse before going back to training.</li> <li>Play different sports throughout the year to prevent <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/rsi.html/">overuse injuries</a>.</li> </ul> <h3>Safe Play</h3> <p>To play it safe:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Know the rules of the game.</li> <li>Make sure the court is in good condition and isn't wet.</li> <li>Have a first-aid kit available at all practices and games.</li> <li>Use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater and wear a hat if you play outside.</li> <li>Drink plenty of water during and after play.</li> <li>Give yourself time off to rest between matches and training sessions to avoid overuse injuries.</li> </ul>Consejos de seguridad: el tenisLas lesiones en el tenis son poco frecuentes, pero debes estar consciente de ellas antes de comenzar a jugar.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/teens/safety-tennis-esp.html/50da604b-bb12-4d40-8904-12deb9220bba
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A Guide to Eating for SportsYou've prepared for the game in almost every way possible: but now what should you eat? Read about performance foods, nutritional supplements, and more.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/eatnrun.html/583958da-66d4-42bc-acec-95d393a00390
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) TearsACL injuries can happen in active and athletic kids when excessive pressure is put on the knee joint, resulting in a torn ligament.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/acl-injuries.html/8c642a43-5cbd-42c2-b5a2-1387d91a6f3c
Dealing With Sports InjuriesYou practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries - and how to avoid getting them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sports-injuries.html/e49f63c7-6ae0-446e-a953-4b458a82eaeb
Knee InjuriesHealthy knees are needed for many activities and sports and getting hurt can mean some time sitting on the sidelines.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/knee-injuries.html/0e348562-5958-4a91-96ad-c8affb5fff4f
Meniscus TearsThe key to healing meniscus tears is not to get back into play too quickly. Find out what meniscus tears are and how to treat them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/meniscus-tear.html/223bcb86-70a0-4814-b899-c5ef2493600b
Overuse InjuriesOveruse (or repetitive stress) injuries happen when too much stress is placed on a part of the body, causing problems like swelling, pain, muscle strain, and tissue damage.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/rsi.html/810a10d4-1576-46e7-847b-f6bf8fcd9cdf
Safety Tips: BaseballBaseball is by no means a dangerous sport. But it can present a very real risk of injuries from things like wild pitches, batted balls, and collisions in the field.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-baseball.html/64b5e79c-bf80-4a50-8084-f711cb03bde7
Safety Tips: BasketballIt's fun to play and great exercise, but basketball is also a contact sport, and injuries happen. To stay safe on the basketball court, follow these safety tips.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-basketball.html/2189333a-d064-4af8-93db-5e43e490bed5
Safety Tips: RunningInjuries can be common, and runners should always be aware of their surroundings. To keep things safe while running, follow these tips.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-running.html/450ddc50-a087-4be1-8192-bca537b6a0a0
Safety Tips: SoccerSoccer is easy to learn at a young age, and it's great exercise. But it's also a contact sport, and injuries are bound to happen. To help prevent mishaps, follow these safety tips.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-soccer.html/c0cf77ed-d3db-42b8-a646-29fabf0bb738
Sports CenterThis site has tips on things like preparing for a new season, handling sports pressure, staying motivated, and dealing with injuries.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/center/sports-center.html/c6fa6931-7439-4e86-9613-99545f761388
Sports and Exercise SafetyPlaying hard doesn't have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sport-safety.html/cbffad82-3814-4cbc-8758-dd3aac78c363
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