It's estimated that on average, tennis players sustain up to 3 injuries for every 1,000 hours of playtime. In 2015, over 23,000 people visited the emergency room because of a tennis injury.
A plethora of factors can increase the risk of sustaining a tennis injury. A few examples include the length of playing time, age, and having a history of previous injuries.
If you're a tennis player looking to prevent injuries, understanding which type to look out for is an important first step. Read on to learn more.
Tennis involves lots of sudden directional changes in movement which can sometimes lead to ACL tears. Many players hear or feel a "popping" sensation when this injury occurs.
Tennis can also cause wear and tear on the shoulder over time. Long-term overuse may lead to torn rotator cuffs— an injury when a tendon is completely or partly torn away.