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Tennis Players

Level 3, Suite 304/161 Walker St, North Sydney NSW 2060

(02) 9922 6116

Tennis Chiropractor

Recreational and elite tennis players as patients

History of Tennis Excellence

Improve Your Performance with a Practitioner who knows, plays and understands Tennis Players 

Our chiropractor, Tom Cartwright, started tennis at the age of six years old and has been passionate about it ever since.  He used to play semi-professionally and in 2012, achieved a national Australian ranking of 348.  In the same year, he travelled to Central Africa to compete in two ITF Futures tournaments in Burundi and Rwanda.  Tom has worked with renown Australian coaches such as Tony Roache, Stephen Thompson, Michael Tebbutt and may more.  Annoyingly, in 2019 Tom sustained a career-ending shoulder injury.  At that time, he made the difficult decision to switch entirely to left-handed play.  Rest assured, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another practitioner who understands more about the game and the injuries that surface.

Why Trust The Physicaltherapy Centre For Your Needs?

Having dedicated so much time to learning and playing tennis, our practice is fortunate to have attracted so many tennis players through the doors of our practice. Providing treatment to tennis players is something we’ve enjoyed for many years now. These players range from social and tournament players, to current and ex-touring professionals on the ITF and ATP circuits.

Most players are looking to improve their game, but our observations of their efforts to improve, leave a little more to be desired. If you’re looking to improve, the first thing you might think of is getting out on court more. The more balls you hit, the more grooved your shots will be. In turn, consistency and wins will flow from there. This is an absolute sure-fire way of getting better. For the average Joe, this is an adequate approach, but for higher level club and tournament players, we would suggest more.

We follow a thorough and systematic path to recovery and progress. Our initial assessment is followed by a tailor-made treatment plan, therapy, and regular reassessment to ensure we’re on track for optimal results. Expect transparency and informed decision-making throughout your journey with us.

What happens to my body if I train multiple times per week?

It’s not uncommon to hear of upcoming tennis players, junior and senior, hitting on court up to six times per week. These players undoubtedly start hitting the ball very clean. What the majority of them don’t realise however, is the metamorphosis their bodies undergo. They slowly turn themselves into an injury prone ticking time bomb. When it comes to practicing tennis, repetition is the mother of skill. You will practice cross-court forehands and backhands, serves and volleys for hours on end. These repetitive processes inevitably give rise to repetitive strain injuries.

Take your pick: wrist; elbow; shoulder, or ankle; knee and hip. Perhaps now we start to see how important treatment for tennis players is.

Tennis is an Asymmetrical Sport

One side of your body is always subject to stressors that your other side isn’t. Limiting your tennis improvement to hitting only, will subject you to a perpetually imbalanced body, akin to driving a car that has never had a wheel alignment. You should get it serviced regularly oth

erwise your wheels will undoubtedly wear sooner than they should.

A Balanced Training Regime off the Court is Crucial

Of all the players we’ve treated over the years, in addition to court time, very few of them incorporate a resistance, cardio and dietary program into their training regime. Whilst scheduling these components in the average working week may seem daunting or unachievable, remember that you can tailor these components to suit your time constraints, standard of play, and goals.

Players can improve their game by working on their physical health.

Reinforce your body with ‘muscular armour’ through weights training, quicken your feet with interval and sprint work, and nourish your body at the right times with clean and efficient fuel.

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