ASK THE DOC
Welcome to Ask The Doc
The Lexington Clinic Orthopedics -Sports Medicine Center (LCOSMC) and its Center of Excellence in Tennis Medicine and Science provide a wide range of resources for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Kentucky members and all-around athletes. Each month, our physicians will answer your questions on tennis sports medicine concerns, including specific tennis related injuries, risk modification, conditioning/nutrition and post return-to-play follow-up. If you have a question for one of our physicians, please fill out the form below. And make sure to visit this webpage regularly; every month has a new article!In its 40 years of existence, the LCOSMC has treated thousands of recreational, competitive and professional tennis players and has participated in the USTA Sports Science Committee for 27 years. Lexington Clinic Orthopedics - Sports Medicine Center professionals also serve as consultants for the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR).
Click on the questions below to access the physicians' responses.
What is the role of strengthening for tennis? I don't think football type muscles are needed in tennis. Can I get strong enough just by playing?
I hear a lot of talk about stretching. Is stretching important for tennis players, and if it is, how should I stretch for tennis?