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Tennis Injury Handbook

Tennis Injury Handbook
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Tennis Injury Handbook

Middle-Aged Athletes

Since the 1970s, many more members of the Baby Boom generation have been working out and playing life-time sports such as tennis. Athletes in their forties and fifties should continue to exercise at whatever level they are capable of. They should not feel that because they are over 40 they have to cut back. In fact, the Champions Tour for those 35 and up shows that even aging tennis stars like Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe can still compete at a high level.

If you are playing tennis at a competitive level at age 39 or 49, the change in your game at age 40 or 50 should be totally insignificant. Keep doing what you have been doing until, for some reason, you can't do it any more. However, with increasing age, it becomes more and more important to listen to your body. It will tell when you are abusing it and when you should begin to back off. Injury or sickness can also cause a tennis player to reduce his or her playing time.

Tennis Injury Handbook
Find out how to prevent and treat these Boomer injuries in the Tennis Injury Handbook:

Knee Cartilage Tears  ·  Tennis Leg  ·  Achilles Tendon Rupture  ·  Tennis Elbow  ·  Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

$14.95 Paperback · 184 pp. · ISBN 0-471-24854-1

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