Indoor Tennis Analysis

Indoor Tennis Analysis

Tennis is a popular racket sport that requires strength, power, control, agility, and good mobility in the extremities and in the spine. Tennis injuries are prevalent and the risk factors of such injuries are multifactorial.


At Balance Core, we specialise in individualised and tailored movement analysis to identify the root cause of your challenges and we work with you to improve on the specific errors. We use a specially-designed space that allows clients to demonstrate and practise their serves, groundstrokes, volleys, and smashes. Equipped with motion cameras and motion analysis software, our physiotherapists can communicate feedback on your movement effectively and easily with video playbacks.

Common Conditions/Injuries Associated with Tennis

Lower back pain

Spinal disc injuries


Spinal facet joint strains


Muscle sprains

Hip pain



Hip impingement


Hip arthritis

Shoulder pain

Rotator cuff impingement


Rotator cuff tendinopathy

Knee pain

Knee meniscus injury


Ligament strain


Knee arthritis


Calf strain or tear

Foot and ankle pain

Ankle sprains




Achilles tendinopathy

Tennis elbow

Wrist and hand pain

Our physiotherapists at Balance Core are well-versed in treating these conditions and can facilitate your return to tennis even after these injuries.

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Common Errors We Have Observed in Tennis


Excessive use of small finger flexor muscles


Excessive tension in wrist bending


Lunging with poor gluteal activation resulting in knee strain and pain


Heavy loading into feet without core activation increasing the risk of repeated stress into the lower limbs

Point of Weight Bearing

Overloading into the forefoot and toes resulting in strain in the lower back, knees, calves, and feet

Balance Strategies

Excessive gripping in the hips and toes for balance instead of proper use of the core resulting in overloading in the groin, calves, and feet

Poor understanding and improper use of core control

Excessive use of outer layer of dynamic trunk muscles instead of deeper postural control muscles

Background Muscle imbalance

Overloaded in some muscles and weak in some areas resulting in an imbalance in force tension and hence pain
man playing tennis

Specific analysis by our physiotherapists at Balance Core can help you identify errors unique to you and decipher the root cause behind these errors. Identifying the errors and the root cause of the errors are the first steps in your road to recovery from injury.

Addressing Underlying Causes of Tennis Injuries

Movement errors and sporting injuries cannot be addressed merely by playing or practising your sport alone. Specific analysis to identify the underlying reasons for the errors and risk factors for injury is essential.


Balance Core Physiotherapy Centre is committed to solving the root cause of problems. Combining our Integrated Balance Approach with a dedicated practice space and modern technology, our physiotherapists will work closely with you to identify your unique issues and design a suitable treatment plan for you in a systematic manner. In doing so, we strive to reduce your existing pain and help you to minimise the risk of your injuries recurring in the future.


Tennis is a fast-paced sport that requires fast reaction speed and quick changes in direction. A slow-motion playback of your movements is particularly helpful and accurate in identifying movement errors that will otherwise be difficult to pick up. Combined with a systematic approach like ours, a structured analysis can be conducted to help you identify problems, understand the root causes, and hence improve your game.

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