Returning to tennis and concerned about my shoulder
June 8, 2010 8:00 AM Subscribe
Tennis Filter: I've recently returned to playing tennis after a multi-decade break. I played high-school and college tennis in my day but stopped for any number of reasons. I have a good rally partner and I've surprisingly been able to get back to a reasonable level after only five weeks. The only niggling issue is some pain in my service shoulder that feels like a rotor cuff problem. It goes away after 10-15 minutes of softer serves.
I've found that throwing a ball overhand generates the same twinge but also loosens things up so that the serving motion is more comfortable.
posted by michswiss to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
What exercises and/or stretching should I be doing to prevent injury and improve flexibility? Bonus question for others that have returned to the game after a long layoff. Just going out for a hit without the desire to improve has never really interested me. Have you found a coach to be beneficial to your enjoyment of the game in your mid-life?