Always take time to warm up and stretch. Research studies have shown that cold muscles are more prone to injury. Warm up with jumping jacks, stationary cycling or running or walking in place for 3 to 5 minutes. Then slowly and gently stretch, holding each stretch for 30 seconds.
Try to avoid playing on hard surface courts with no "give," such as cement, asphalt, or synthetic courts. To prevent lower back injuries when playing tennis on hard surface courts, wear heel inserts to absorb the shock.
Wear tennis shoes with good support to prevent ankle injuries. For added support, wear two pairs of socks or specially padded tennis socks.
To prevent blisters on your hands, dry your racket handle frequently.
When serving or hitting an overhead, do not arch your back unnecessarily. Instead, bend your knees and raise your heels, so your upper body weight is evenly balanced.
Avoid landing on the ball of your foot, which could result in an Achilles tendon injury.
Plantar fasciitis can occur if your foot is overused. Rest is the best remedy; but wearing tennis shoes with medial arch support or a heel cup can sometimes alleviate the pain.
I'm a sufferer of both TE(tennis elbow) and GE(golfer's elbow) since last May. I've been practising tennis for more than 30yrs. The first incident was happened in 2008 on my first use of poly strings. I didn't aware the cause of pain until last year I used Signum Pro Poly Plasma, the problem quickly came onto my elbow again.
Guys, drop the poly, lower the string tension, change a softer stick and check your playing style to save your arm.
agreed . gary ching.
suggest u change to play hybrid pattern of soft-polyer +syn gut , rather than full set of poly plasma.
and change to rkts with static rkt not too heavy and not too light. say around unstrung wt 295-315. is ok. And some special brand and model , are particularly good in vibration absorption even in late hit.
some example, is volkl v1, yonex rkts, pro kennix 7g......
wish all guys enjoy tennis with fun , without hand pain.