How do you choose your tennis shoes?
Selecting a pair of tennis shoes that best fits a player is essential to his or her performance on the court. A typical game of tennis involves sudden starts and stops, and rapid side to side movements that will impact your feet and ankles.
That being said, wearing a good pair of tennis shoes makes all the difference between bringing your ‘A’ game to the courts and injuring yourself. Here are a few tips to help you pick your dream pair:
1. The ideal pair of tennis shoes should fit your feet like a glove. They should neither be too tight nor too loose. They should allow for comfortable movement while providing adequate cushioning on the inner sole. Unlike buying leather shoes, tennis shoes do not need to be ‘broken in’. The shoes should feel ready to play from the moment you try it on in the shop. Tennis shoes tend to feel snugger on your feet, but you want to make sure it’s not so tight it causes chafing.
4. Reinforced toecaps are the key to rapid start and stop motions frequently found in serve and volley players. They are the extra piece of material added to the external toe area of the shoe to increase durability and stop forward movement quickly. Too much or too little space in the toe box will cause unnecessary pressure on your big toe for the same reason.
Find your tennis shoes with the right fit and sole. Lateral support and reinforced toecaps makes the difference between an enjoyable game and an injury.
To receive the latest updates on the happenings in the Singapore sports scene, or to find out more about some of the latest programmes on offer at ActiveSG, like our Facebook page here.
Are you a kid trying to learn the basics to tennis? Or perhaps a parent trying to introduce your child to the game of tennis?
At the ActiveSG Tennis Academy, we are serving up an ace when it comes to learning and enjoying the game.
With a structured pathway to unleashing potential, our students have an opportunity to enjoy playing tennis before learning to play at the highest level.
Helmed by professional coaches, our students are engaged at every level of development. From fundamental movement skills to core tennis skills, the programmes are designed to be fun, yet challenging. Sign up for the ActiveSG Tennis Academy by registering here.