Tennis is a popular sport for many, especially when the Wimbledon fortnight of Grand Slam tennis rolls around. The majority of us will never attain the giddy heights of such success, but we can enjoy playing tennis on a more casual basis in front of family and friends. Many people play while they are on holiday, or by visiting a local sports centre with courts available for use.
It is possible to get injuries playing tennis of course, but for the most part these are simply a risk associated with playing the game. For instance you might strain your wrist reaching for a ball or through repeated use of a particular movement. It would be extremely unlikely that you would suffer an injury caused by an unexpected hazard for example.
How could injuries be caused in this way?
The courts you play on and their immediate surroundings should be in good condition for you to be able to play tennis safely. For example there should be no hazards or potential dangers anywhere nearby. One man was in the news recently when he won compensation for an arm injury he received while playing abroad. He tripped and fell when running for a shot because a gulley at the edge of the court was not covered and therefore, presented itself as a hazard.
Accident Advice Helpline considers situations where people have sustained injuries playing tennis. We can determine whether there are injuries that are caused through the fault of someone else, for example by fault of the people who are responsible for maintaining the courts.
How serious could these injuries be?
Tennis can involve a lot of running if you play it properly. In this case if there was an obstacle nearby you may trip or fall over it and therefore, incur an injury that could have been avoided if that obstacle was not there. While many injuries are minor in nature, some are potentially more serious and could therefore, be harder to recover from.
The key is to find out where you stand if you have suffered such an injury before. Make sure you contact Accident Advice Helpline to get the advice you need so you can see whether a no win, no fee* claim could be a possibility. We have the answers you need so call now on 0800 689 0500 to find out more.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen