Tennis is a great sport that provides longevity, allowing many people to play throughout their lifetime. As part of an active lifestyle, tennis provides many benefits including improved strength and flexibility as well as improved cardiovascular endurance. Since tennis is a sport that offers fitness for people of all ages, it is common to see those who have undergone a total hip or knee replacement continue to participate in the sport afterwards.
Many orthopedic surgeons will allow their patients to return to tennis once they’ve recovered but with certain precautions. Always follow your orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist’s recommendations for the approximate time frame as to when you can start playing tennis. (Find a hip replacement surgeon or knee replacement surgeon at HSS.)
Most importantly, have fun and enjoy this great sport!!