Tennis has undergone a radical transformation from its beginnings as a genteel lawn game played with wooden rackets. Today, the sport draws elite athletes as diverse as the tournaments they compete in for titles, trophies and top seeding. The sport is attracting a new generation of young athletes whose agility, speed, strength and flexibility help them dominate the court.

Tennis is also a very popular recreational sport, because almost anyone can play. To keep young tennis players healthy, the Children’s Sports Medicine Program offers the following tips for training, nutritionsafety and avoiding injuries.   


Common Injuries

  • ACL Tears
  • Dehydration/Heat Illness
  • Dislocations
  • Low Back Pain
  • MRSA
  • Osgood Schlatters Disease
  • Patello Femoral Stress/Pain Syndrome
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shin Splints
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tennis Elbow