Tennis Injury Handbook: Professional Advice for Amateur Athletes

Tennis Injury Handbook: Professional Advice for Amateur Athletes

by Allan M. Levy, Mark L. Fuerst

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A very comprehensive and well-written book about the most common tennis injuries. I certainly wish something like this had been available 25 years ago.—Fred Stolle, member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

"Maintaining fitness is a high priority for people of all ages, especially those of us addicted to tennis. This book can help you improve not only your game but your quality of life as well."—David N. Dinkins, USTA and USPTR Board Member and former mayor of New York City.

"It would be hard to find a more comprehensive or comprehensible guide to preparing for tennis play, not to mention preventing and treating tennis injuries. Every tennis player—beginning, intermediate, and advanced—could benefit from Dr. Levy's and Mark Fuerst's efforts."—Shimon-Craig Van Collie, author of Tennis: The Lifetime Sport.

From the authors of the classic Sports Injury Handbook, this top-notch manual of easy-to-follow tennis do's and don'ts is all you need to prevent injuries, treat common symptoms, and improve your conditioning, flexibility, and strength, so you can pick up the pace on your serve or unload a return that won't come back. Dr. Allan Levy's practical knowledge of tennis fitness is indispensable for players at every skill level—from absolute beginners to club champions.

Developed from his own experience treating recreational and professional tennis players, Dr. Levy's program features refreshingly simple stretches and exercises you can do on or off the court. For ease of use, the main part of the book is organized by area of the body. You'll learn how to recognize and treat injuries and determine when it is safe to play again. Packed with clear illustrations and practical advice, the Tennis Injury Handbook features:
* Specific training ideas to improve your game and prevent injuries.
* Easy-to-follow techniques for stretching, conditioning, and rehabilitation.
* Expert advice on what foods to eat before, during, and after playing.
* The pluses and minuses of a variety of tennis gadgets on the market.
* A complete guide to tennis injuries from head to toe—how to recognize them and how to heal them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471248545
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/07/1999
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.03(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

ALLAN M. LEVY, M.D., team physician for the New York Giants and, formerly, the New Jersey Nets and New York Islanders, runs a successful New Jersey--based sports medicine practice for highschool and recreational athletes.

MARK L. FUERST, former president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, is a Brooklyn-based health and medical writer and the coauthor of six books.

Table of Contents


Workout to Win.

Eat to Compete.


First Aid: What to Do Until the Doctor Comes.

Medical Risks.

Health Gadgets.


The Head and Neck.

The Shoulder.

The Back and Ribs.

The Elbow.

The Wrist and Hand.

The Thigh and Hip.

The Knee.

The Lower Leg.

The Ankle.

The Foot.


The Senior Game.

Women in Tennis.

The Junior Player.


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