Category Archives: Badminton

Common Volleyball Injuries

Common Volleyball Injuries

Participants in sports that involve lots of moving and jumping, such as volleyball and badminton, are prone to a lot of injuries, especially for competitive and professional players who risk their bodies for their team members in order to win. Many professional volleyball players will dive directly into the hard ground on a volleyball court or into the burning sand in beach volleyball, and they’ll do so with little or no regard to their own safety. If you are interested in hearing about some of the different injuries that can occur during volleyball, read on.

Patellar and Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

There are two main types of tendinitis that volleyball players tend to get. The first is rotator cuff tendinitis, involving the muscles that help rotate the shoulders. These muscles are used primarily during serving and spiking the volleyball, but while they are completely torn in young players very rarely, they do often become irritated and fatigued from overuse. Luckily, rest and some physical therapy usually resolves the pain. The second type of tendinitis is patellar tendinitis, which is the inflammation of the fragile tendon connecting the tibia to the kneecap. This is not unique to volleyball players, and is actually quite common in athletes of lots of sports who repeatedly and forcefully jump.

Muscle Sprains and Ligament Tears

Besides tendinitis of the patellar, jumping causes lots of injuries to professional players playing on hard ground with volleyball systems and other equipment. One common injury of this type is a sprained ankle, which is usually considered to be a minor injury, though sometimes quite painful, and if it is ignored, can cause more serious injuries. Sprained ankles, and ankle injuries in general, are the most common volleyball injury, and a sprained ankle means eight weeks of no volleyball play. Another jumping injury, usually when a player lands awkwardly, is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Recovery time for this injury is six to nine whole months!

Other Common Injuries

In theory, most any bone in the body could be broken during a dive in volleyball, and lower back pain is extremely common in people who play volleyball frequently. Perhaps the most common injury not already mentioned is any injury related to the fingers. Fingers are often vulnerable to injury during blocking, setting, and digging maneuvers during a volleyball game. Fractures and dislocations are unpleasant but usually mendable finger injuries.

If you’re playing volleyball casually on your Cobra Sport’s backyard volleyball net, you’ll probably be safe, but it’s still a good idea to be careful while playing.

The History of Badminton

The History of Badminton

Badminton is a sport that’s not only fascinating to watch, but also a sport that sports a fascinating history. Many people believe that badminton is just a dumbed down version of tennis, or a brazen misuse of a volleyball net. In reality, however, badminton has a rich history that makes it an influential and importantContinue Reading

Top 5 Pool Games

Top 5 Pool Games

Spending time in a swimming pool can create some of the best memories for a child, and providing them with some safe and fun opportunities to make those memories with you can be fulfilling and enjoyable for you too. Summer is a time to have fun with your kids, but sometimes playing traditional sports likeContinue Reading

Badminton Nets: Perfect for Father’s Day

Badminton Nets: Perfect for Father’s Day

Your father means a lot to you. He is one of the most influential people in your life, and you owe it to him to celebrate all that he’s done for you on Father’s Day. What can you do to make your father happy on his special day then? Consider giving dad a badminton netContinue Reading

Badminton is a fun sport with an interesting history

Badminton is a fun sport that consists of two or more players standing on opposite sides of the badminton net.  Each of the players has a badminton racquet and hits a shuttlecock over the net toward each other.  Points are scored when the shuttlecock is hit over the net and lands on the opposing player’sContinue Reading

Let us custom design a net system to fit your available space

We’re proud to have revolutionized the world of volleyball by introducing the only tournament rated net system in the world that uses no dangerous guy wires, ropes or steel plates. Our net systems have truly taken the games of volleyball, beach tennis and badminton to another level, and it has always been our goal toContinue Reading