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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (June 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471248541
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471248545
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #483,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Susan Johnson on April 26, 2000
Format: Paperback
I recently came back to tennis after years of not playing. When I played when I was younger, I never had any injuries and never really thought about it. Now, I'm over forty, playing regularly in a tennis league and all of a sudden injuries are here to stay. Reading this book really helped me both with preparing before I play and dealing with those little aches and pains afterward. The book is easy to read and organized so that you can find what you're looking for quickly. Now I spend more time on warming up using exercise suggestions from the book to avoid injury. But, if I do get injured I know I can refer to the Tennis Injury Handbook for good advice to help get me back playing. I recommend this book for all tennis players, especially those weekend warriors and league players who want to stay fit and healthy to keep on playing.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 13, 2000
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This book covers all the tennis injuries I have ever had, and I have had my share. Very comprehensive. I tried everything for my tennis elbow - the treatment and prevention measures from Dr. Levy completely cured my problems with tennis elbow. The tennis strength, stretching and conditioning excercizes have really helped my game. I have not gotten any new injuries since I implemented the simple prevention excersizes in this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gaetan Lion on July 14, 2007
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If you are interested in this book, there is a good probability you are a pretty good player of middle age. In your youth your body felt invulnerable. You could play all day long injure free. Now, with a full life and little exercise during the working week you are facing an onslaught of tennis injuries. This is the fate of zillions of former high school and college players.

The title of the book alone reminds one how tasking tennis is on aging joints. You won't find similar books related to surfing, swimming , or biking. All these sports are associated with very smooth motions absent of any shock on the joints. But, tennis is just the opposite.

The book serves as an encyclopedia of all the injuries you could potentially face playing tennis. The author being an M.D. specializing in sports medicine does an excellent job in imparting information about diagnostic, prevention, and treatment for each one of them. Explanations of exercises are very clear associated with precise drawings that leaves no doubt about what you should be doing.

I am just in the midst of nursing an Achilles tendon and plantar fasciitis. The author has provided me all the info I need to treat these conditions. I am doing the related exercises. And, I am already feeling much better. In probably just a few weeks, I should be able to get back on the courts reasonably safely.

For your own sake, I hope you don't need this book. But, if you do don't hesitate getting it. I think it is excellent in imparting information on sport medicine that your typical general practitioner won't know.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Henry on December 2, 2012
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I like the way the injury Handbook is explained and have found the book very good I tended to go to the areas of the book that were relevant to me and did find it handy and will keep it for references in future although of course by following its suggestions Im sure they will be lesser in the future
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Abraham on August 17, 2009
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This is an excellent book to have if you are a tennis player. Injuries do happen playing tennis and it is good to have a single source to help you know what is the injury, how to recuperate. I liked the strengthening exercises in the book as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carol J. Schuster on August 18, 2006
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My son is a 13 year old tennis player that's moving up the rankings ladder by playing alot of matches and practice. With that comes many different injuries. This book has given him the information he needs and has helped him learn the exercises that will make him a stronger player and "hopefully" keep him injury free. He has taken a tremendous interest in "Tennis Injury Handbook". Anything that keeps him reading and playing is great in my eyes!
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