5 Reasons Why You Should Play Tennis, According To White Plains Podiatrists

Posted by on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Tennis has been called “the sport for a lifetime” because children start as young as four, continue throughout their teens, and can continue playing well into old age. It’s easy to get started with the sport by spending just $20 for a racket and a few balls. (Though, as White Plains podiatrists, we insist if you plan to play tennis for more than three hours a week, that you invest in specialized tennis shoes to protect your feet and ankles, too!) Doctors like to see patients remain active for years to come. Here are five reasons why we encourage you to pick up tennis, whether you’re old or young.

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Playing tennis is the ideal physical, mental, and social activity, say White Plains sports doctors. [Image Source: Unsplash user Ben Hershey]

Tennis News: Milos Raonic Leaves Monte Carlo With Foot Injury

Posted by on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Canadian Milos Raonic is a giant in the world of tennis. Not only is the 24-year-old a towering six-foot-five, but he’s also renowned for using an exciting-to-watch full court playing style that has his opponents scrambling and banking points using strong, consistent ground strokes. He’s won six career titles, including his recent upset of Rafael Nadal at Indian Wells this spring. Most importantly, the tennis pro has hair so perfect that apparently it warrants its own Twitter page (which has 781 followers, by the way). So, it was bad news for fans this past week when Milos Raonic retired early from his match against Czech Tomas Berdych in Monte Carlo with a foot injury.

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Milos Raonic suffers a foot injury in Monte Carlo. Image Source: Wikimedia.org

Tennis News: Djokovic Fakes Ankle Injury To Beat Murray

Posted by on Monday, February 23rd, 2015

You have to hand it to tennis star Novak Djokovic—he sure knows how to psych out his opponents! A win is a win, but most serious competitors prefer to win against healthy opponents who are at their best—not against someone who has just sustained a terrible ankle injury. Playing upon sympathies, Djokovic knows how to stagger and throw his opponents off-balance just long enough for him to rebound and take the win. The Australian Open was no exception.

Did Novak Djokovic hurt his ankle again… or was it all just a performance? Image Source: Wikimedia.org

Girls Can Be Like Venus: The Most Common Tennis Injuries

Posted by on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

It’s the second qualifying day of the US Open, which is scheduled for August 26th to September 9th this year. No doubt the eyes of every young aspiring tennis pro will be glued to favorites like Serena Williams, who won her first US Open title at age 17. Yet, as we see pros like Venus Williams struggle to overcome physical injuries, we must keep in mind that overuse, not to mention muscle and ligament sprains, are a dangerous part of the game.