The warmer weather has arrived, strawberries are in season and tennis courts all over the country are filling up. Tennis is a sociable sport, it helps you to keep fit and it’s great fun, especially when the sun is shining. If you’re a keen tennis player or you’re looking to try your hand at tennis this summer, here are some top tips to help you avoid slips, trips and falls and injuries on turf tennis courts.
When you play sport, your body takes time to switch into exercise mode and get going, so a warm-up is really important. Warm-ups are designed to increase the heart rate, boost circulation and get blood pumping to the muscles ready for the main event. You should spend at least five to ten minutes warming up before a tennis match and the exercises you do should include a mixture of light cardiovascular work and stretching. Playing tennis without warming up increases the risk of injuries such as pulled and torn muscles, and strains and sprains.
Get your kit right
Even if you’re just having a quick knock around, you need to ensure you have the right kit to play tennis safely. Your footwear is most important, especially if you’re playing on a turf court, as grass can be slippery and it’s very common to slip or trip if you’re not wearing suitable shoes. If you slide on the turf, you could twist or sprain your ankle or knee; if you lose your balance and fall, this may result in fractures, dislocations and soft tissue damage. You can buy tennis shoes from most sports shops and you don’t need to spend a huge amount to get a good pair which will support your feet and ankles and give you grip.
Am I entitled to claim compensation for a tennis accident?
If you have been injured in a public place or you have been involved in an accident in a public place, such as a municipal tennis court and you were not to blame, you may be entitled to claim public liability compensation.
Visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and take the 30-second eligibility test or call our 24-hour helpline, on 0800 689 0500, to learn more about personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in handling slip, trip and fall claims and our expert no-win no-fee* legal team could help you to secure the public place accident compensation you deserve.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice