Tennis Rackets

FAQ About Tennis Rackets

Tennis Rackets
one year ago | gizem

Can a tennis racket affect my tennis elbow?

Yes, the type of tennis racket you use can affect your risk of developing tennis elbow, or exacerbate an existing condition. Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a common overuse injury that occurs when the tendons in the forearm become inflamed, usually due to repetitive wrist and arm movements.

Some factors that can contribute to the development of tennis elbow include:

  • Stiffness: Stiff rackets can transmit more shock to the player's arm, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Weight: Heavy rackets can place more stress on the arm and shoulder, increasing the risk of injury.
  • String tension: High string tension can make the racket less forgiving on off-center hits, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Grip size: A grip that is too small can cause the player to grip the racket too tightly, increasing the risk of injury.

Players who have experienced tennis elbow in the past or who are at risk of developing the condition should choose a racket that is designed to reduce the risk of injury. This may include rackets that are lightweight, have a larger sweet spot, or feature dampening technologies that reduce shock and vibration. It's also important to use proper technique and to warm up properly before playing to help reduce the risk of injury.