Paddle tennis is an exciting and fun sport, but like any physical activity, it carries the risk of injury.


Here at CLUB DE PÁDEL ISLA DEL FRAILE we offer you some tips to minimize that risk and keep your body in good shape while enjoying paddle tennis:


  1. Warm-up and stretching:
    Before you start playing, spend time warming up your muscles. Perform warm-up exercises, such as light jogging or jumping jacks, followed by stretching to prepare your muscles and joints for the activity.
  2. Use the right equipment:
    Make sure you have the right equipment, such as sneakers, sneakers and paddle with good traction and a blade that suits your playing style. Inadequate equipment can increase the risk of injury.
  3. Striking technique:
    Learn and perfect your hitting technique. Improper hitting can lead to arm, wrist and shoulder strain and injury. Seek guidance from an instructor to improve your skills.
  4. Maintain proper posture:
    Posture is essential to avoid injury. Maintain a balanced posture and avoid leaning too far forward or backward while playing.
  5. Muscle strengthening and flexibility:
    Work on strengthening the muscles that are used most in paddle tennis, such as those in your legs, arms and back. In addition, flexibility is key to preventing injuries, so incorporate stretching exercises into your training routine.
  6. Listen to your body:
    If you feel pain or discomfort during the game, don't ignore it. Rest and allow your body to recover. Forcing play with pain can aggravate existing injuries.
  7. Playing surface:
    Make sure the paddle court is in good condition. Uneven surfaces can increase the risk of sprains and falls. Also, pay attention to the wear and tear of the court.
  8. Maintain good hydration:
    Drink enough water before, during and after the game to keep your body hydrated and avoid muscle cramps.
  9. Rest and recovery:
    Schedule rest days into your training routine to allow your muscles to recover. In addition, adequate sleep is essential for recovery and injury prevention.
  10. Physiotherapy and medical care:
    If you experience an injury, do not hesitate to seek medical attention or physical therapy. Proper treatment can speed recovery and minimize the after-effects.


Remember that prevention is essential to avoid injuries in paddle tennis.

By following these tips and taking care of your body, you will be able to enjoy this exciting sport in a safe and healthy way.


Epicondylitis, commonly known as "tennis elbow" or "paddle elbow," is an injury that affects the tendon on the outside of the elbow.

In paddle tennis, a discipline that involves repetitive motions and rapid movements of the arm and wrist, epicondylitis is a common concern for players.


Below, I am going to give you specific information on how to prevent and treat this injury in the context of paddle tennis:


Causes in Padel:


  1. Repetitive movements:
    Paddle strokes involve repetitive wrist and forearm movements, which increases the risk of elbow strain.
  2. Poor technique:
    Using improper stroke technique or not using the correct grip on the paddle can increase the risk of developing epicondylitis.


Symptoms of Epicondylitis in Paddle Tennis:


Symptoms of epicondylitis in the context of paddle tennis are similar to those of epicondylitis in general and may include:

  • Pain in the external part of the elbow, which may radiate to the forearm and wrist.
  • Weakness in the hand and difficulty in gripping the paddle racket.
  • Tenderness in the affected area.
  • Pain when performing paddle strokes, such as drive or backhand.


Prevention and Specific Treatment for Paddle:


To avoid and treat epicondylitis in the context of paddle tennis, consider the following recommendations:

  1. Proper technique:
    Work on improving your stroke technique with an experienced paddle tennis coach. Improper technique can be one of the main causes of epicondylitis in the sport.
  2. Muscle strengthening:
    Incorporate specific strengthening exercises for the forearm muscles into your paddle training routine.
  3. Adequate rest:
    Do not overplay. Schedule rest days to allow muscles and tendons to recover.
  4. Padel wristband:
    The use of a special paddle tennis wrist brace or tape can provide additional support to the elbow and help prevent injury.
  5. Physiotherapy:
    If you develop symptoms of epicondylitis, consult a physical therapist specializing in paddle tennis to receive treatment and learn specific rehabilitation exercises.
  6. Adequate equipment:
    Be sure to use a paddle racket that is appropriate for your playing style and skill level.


Epicondylitis in the context of paddle tennis can be an annoying and limiting injury, but with proper attention to prevention and treatment, most players can overcome it and continue to enjoy this exciting sport.

If you experience symptoms of epicondylitis, do not hesitate to seek medical and paddle specialist guidance for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

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