Tennis is a wonderful athletic game with plenty of challenges for both your mind and body. Unfortunately one physical challenge that many of us suffer from in tennis is lateral epicondylitis also know as “tennis elbow.” WebMD defines the condition as “a common term for a condition caused by overuse of arm, forearm, and hand muscles that results in elbow pain. You don’t have to play tennis to get this, but the term came into use because it can be a significant problem for some tennis players.”
As someone who has suffered from tennis elbow, I have learned quite a bit about this strain on tendons and how to keep it at bay so I can continue to play hours of tennis. While I cannot offer medical advice, I have learned a few tips that have helped me. I’ve made a checklist of dos and don’ts that I’ve applied to my game which is also the criteria for Best Racquet for Tennis Elbow. This list has no price range as money is not an object in protecting the health of your arm to prevent long term damage.
1. The racquet must be flexible with a stiffness rating of less than 65 and is heavy enough to play with for three sets.
2. The racquets must elbow-safe technology.
3. Avoid polyester strings, which are the harshest strings on your arm.
4. Play tennis with proper strokes, easy flowing, and let the weight of the racket do the work rather than muscling your arm through swings.
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