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Common Injuries in Tennis Players: Exercises to Address Muscular Imbalances and Reduce Injury Risk

Ellenbecker, Todd S DPT, MS, CSCS1,3; Pluim, Babette MD, PhD2; Vivier, Stephane PT3; Sniteman, Clay PT, ATC3

Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2009 - Volume 31 - Issue 4 - pp 50-58
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181af71cb
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A TENNIS-SPECIFIC STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM CAN PLAY A KEY ROLE IN PREVENTING COMMON INJURIES IN TENNIS PLAYERS. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE IDENTIFIES COMMON TENNIS INJURIES AND THE TENNIS DEMANDS AND MUSCULAR IMBALANCES THAT MAY PLAY A ROLE IN CAUSING THEM. SPECIFIC EXERCISES ARE SUGGESTED BASED ON THESE SPORT-SPECIFIC MUSCULAR IMBALANCES THAT HAVE A GOAL OF BOTH PREVENTING INJURIES AND ENHANCING A PLAYER'S PERFORMANCE.

1Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona; 2KNLTB, The Netherlands; and 3ATP World Tour

Todd S. Ellenbeckeris a physical therapist, clinic director, and national director of Clinical Research Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic and the director of Sports Medicine ATP Tour and Chairman of the USTA Sport Science Committee.

Babette Pluimis a sports medicine physician, medical director of Royal Netherlands Lawn Tennis Association, and the tournament physician for numerous ATP and WTA events.

Stephane Vivieris a physical therapist working with the ATP World Tour.

Clay Snitemanis a physical therapist working with the ATP World Tour and directs a sports medicine clinic in Ogden, Utah.

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