Sprained ankles are common in tennis players and are usually caused by a sudden sideways or twisting movement, particularly if the surface is slippery or the player is fatigued. This will cause damage to ligaments and other soft tissues around the ankle.
How can you prevent an ankle sprain?
Below is a series of useful preventative exercises designed to build the strength of the tendons that support your ankle and improve your ankle stability.
A final option is to tape your ankle before you play (please see my ankle taping video for instructions on how to tape). This will give you more support when you’re returning to tennis after ankle sprain, or if you suffer from repeated ankle sprains.
If you’ve experienced an acute ankle sprain or have ongoing ankle problems, then why not book in a physiotherapy assessment at either our Chatswood physiotherapy clinic or one of our CBD Physio clinics. We also stock a range of supports currently used by grand slam winners!