By Kerensa McKie, Chartered Physiotherapist at Physio & Therapies Ltd, Todmorden.
Yes, it is that time of year again… the sun is out, Wimbledon is on the TV and fine weather players are blowing the dust off their tennis rackets! So, it comes as no surprise that the tennis related injuries have started to appear at Physio & Therapies.
Like any physical activity you need to plan ahead and get fit for the season, this means starting with general fitness and then adding some specific tennis activities and exercises. Many issues with racket sports can be negated by making sure you get your body ready for the increased level of activity 6 weeks or more before the season starts. However, there are still things you can do if you are better at enthusiasm than planning!