Tennis is one of the most popular racket sports and is played by over 4 million kids ages 6-17 in the U.S. As in all sports, staying healthy is important, especially in young athletes. According to the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, overuse injuries are the most common type of injury among young players, therefore, keeping kids active in different sports may help lower their risk of injury.
“It’s important for kids to play multiple sports while their muscles are still developing,” explains orthopedic surgeon and Woodland Wildcats team physician Dr. Brad Wall. “Overuse injuries are common in young athletes who become sport specific at a young age. Playing multiple sports may help develop better coordination, strengthen different muscle groups, and limit repetitive motions.”
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*This information is provided as an educational service and is not intended to serve as medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.*