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Injuries in Tennis
Tennis is not considered a contact sport, but because of the sport’s high endurance and muscular demands, tennis injuries happen all the time and can range in severity. They can be quite serious and include sprains, muscle overuse and misuse as well as the dreaded tennis elbow which causes inflammation of the tendons in the elbow due to overuse of the forearm. Tennis players, like many other athletes, find their injuries can result in long term muscle damage and can even require surgery.
Tennis places very high demands on the body’s joints and players perform repetitive and challenging movements at very high rates of speed. In short, they place a ton of pressure on both their bodies and their minds. Tennis can cause many chronic injuries that too often end a player’s career.
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Viruses and Germs in Tennis Equipment
There are other injuries to consider in tennis that are more surface. Blisters and cuts on and around the hands from clutching the racket are very common as well as bruising and cuts from contact with a ball that is traveling at a very high rate of speed. Between the fast movements, sweat and potential for open cuts in the skin, this makes conditions ideal conditions for contracting infectious illnesses. Even the most minuscule opening in the skin, cut, abrasion or lesion will serve as a perfect portal of entry for a hard to treat infection like MRSA or Staph.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) recommends that tennis players, athletes, doctors and health care professionals take precautions in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Evidence suggests the risk of these illnesses is increased among high school and college aged athletes based on the spike in cases involving MRSA, herpes gladiatorum and impetigo within these groups.
Prevent Infections in Tennis Equipment
The following are some suggestions to help stop the spread of infectious illnesses and diseases in tennis:
- Shower immediately after practice and games
- Wash or pretreat clothing or gear that you wore during the game
- Clean and/or treat gym or workout bags using Clear Gear Sports Spray
- Clean all of your tennis gear (gloves, sweat bands etc…) and allow them to dry thoroughly before next use
- Avoid sharing towels or any other personal item
- Be sure to keep all cuts, lesions or abrasions adequately clean and covered
All of your tennis gear should be regularly treated with Clear Gear Sports Spray. At Clear Gear, we understand that the goal of playing is to compete and enjoy yourself. Don’t hold yourself back with a preventable and painful illness. Use Clear Gear Sports Spray and keep on playing.