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Pickleball Injuries On the Rise. Local Gym Wants to Make the Sport Safer
D1 Training-Anderson Township introduces training programs to reduce injuries associated with playing pickleball
By: WJB3 LLC
Unfortunately, there has also been a dramatic increase in pickleball related injuries. According to Swiss Bank UBS, in 2023, pickleball injuries could cost around $500 million. This is expected to result in almost 400,000 outpatient visits, nearly 70,000 emergency room visits, 8,800 outpatient surgeries, and 4,700 hospitalizations.
Pickleball is a sport that requires a lot of side-to-side movement and quick push with the knees and the ankles. Injuries include ankle and knee sprains, and some fractures. Other injuries include low back strains, muscular strains, and tennis elbow.
Experts believe that injuries related to pickleball can be reduced by participating in strength and conditioning exercise programs. Training regimens should emphasize flexibility, core strength, agility, and lower and upper body strength.
D1 Training is an athletic training facility, located in Anderson Township that specializes in strength and conditioning training. Bill Beckham (owner), says that "training regimens should emphasize flexibility, core strength, agility, and lower and upper body strength.
Pickleball is great," Beckham added. "Anything that encourages people to be physically active is wonderful. We just need to help pickleball athletes stay healthy so that they can enjoy the sport they love. We have strength and conditioning coaches that have experience working with athletes from all major sports and experience levels."
Beckham urged any new and current pickleball players in the Anderson Township area to contact General Manager, Alice Trickey to schedule a 30 minute consultation. They'll tour the facility, meet the coaches, and get started on a program that will keep them on the pickleball court.
About D1 Training
D1 Training is a national athletic training brand that specializes in developing athletes. Every year it trains over a hundred thousand scholastic athletes (ages 7-18), thousands of collegiate athletes, and hundreds of professional athletes.