ASK tennishead: Your problems answered
Originally published on: 08/02/12 11:41
I keep getting blisters on my feet when I play a lot of tennis. Do you think it’s my shoes that are the problem?
“The most effective way to combat blisters is to take care of the socks you use,” says Giles. “Many ordinary sports socks have little or inadequate cushioning for the stop-start and diagonal movements that you make during every point. Thorlos make tennis-specific socks which have superb cushioning right where you need it most, and will almost certainly help anyone suffering with blisters. Alternatively, Sorbothane insoles are tried and trusted by many players for their cushioning and added comfort. It is, of course, also well worth checking carefully when you buy new shoes that they really are comfortable for your foot shape, and not too wide or narrow. If they’re a bad fit, this is one of the most common causes of irritation.
How can I develop confidence at the net? I hate being there!
Can you kick it?
As a girl, I’d like to have a kick second serve. Is it possible, would you recommend it and how do I go about it?
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