Most of the injuries are preventable. Our bodies are telling us very loudly when something is not right, but unfortunately we tend to ignore to listen. Until it is too late… Tennis fitness is extremely important. For the body to function optimally, all joints should be aligned in all planes. Shoulders should be over the hips, that should be over the knees, and the knees should be over the ankles. When this balance is disturbed, some muscles and tendons need to compensate, creating excessive forces on the joints, and over time overuses injury will develop. Tennis and other “lopsided” activities tend to develop more imbalances in the body than activities that use the body evenly. Therefore it is extremely important for you to pay attention how your body is feeling, and listen to the cues that it is giving you. Always strive to recreate the balance. Work regularly on your tennis fitness.
There is no secret to balance. You just have to feel it.