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WHAT IS TENNIS?
Being one of the most popular individual sports, tennis is played all over the world. Tennis can either be played by singles (one vs one) or doubles (two vs two). Each player uses a racquet to hit a tennis ball over a net into the opponent’s side of the court. There are three different types of tennis courts available to play on, hardcourt, clay and grass, and each surface gives a different type of play.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF TENNIS
Playing tennis can be a great way to work out as well as being lots of fun. Playing tennis can increase your aerobic capacities, lower your resting heart rate and blood pressure, improve metabolic function, lower your body fat and also improve your strength and flexibility.
COMMON INJURIES IN TENNIS
There are common injuries that are associated with tennis, including tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, which causes inflammation in the tendons joining the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow. Other common tennis injuries also include back problems, ankle sprains, shoulder issues and wrist problems.
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SPORTS ACCIDENT INSURANCE
Our tennis sports accident insurance has been designed to provide financial benefit in the event of an injury whilst playing your chosen sport. Our comprehensive range of tennis personal accident insurance will provide cash benefits for sports injuries such as breaks, fractures, dislocations or torn ligaments, as well as income protection and disablement cover if a tennis insurance claim arises. You’ll also be covered for accidental injury whilst travelling to and from scheduled matches, training sessions, and competitions or whilst on an organised tour.
SPORTS HEALTH INSURANCE
Our sports health insurance for semi-professional and professional tennis players offers all of the standard benefits of private health insurance along with important cover for sports-related injuries. Depending on your policy you could be covered for in-patient treatment, the treatment of cancer and out-patient treatment, as well as receive cash benefits and access to our exclusive rewards, including our health and wellbeing services and our 24 hour GP advice line.
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
As an alternative for amateur tennis players, General & Medical can also offer private health insurance for you and your family, whether you are on a budget or whether you are looking for the most comprehensive levels of protection. You’ll receive a whole range of benefits and peace of mind when it comes to your health.