i'm a tennis player and my joints hurt. Why?

i’m 19 i played a year of college tennis and currently i’m coaching for high school. On saturdays we (me and the head coach) open the courts and let the kids play sets and have a practice that is pretty much only fun and not so much work so the kids can really learn to love the sport. anyways i woke up at 7 today and started hitting at 8 with my little brother then i went and rallied with a few other groups so i could help them out a little bit. I then played one of the high school kids in singles and i played pretty hard and i felt great. Then i took about a 10 minute rest and had some gatorade then another one of the kids wanted to play me in a set and even though i was a little tired i agreed. We played and played and it was much closer than it should have been. the whole time my legs started hurting and i have never been that slow in a match before. i finished the set around 12:40 then i went home, showered, then napped for a few hours. Now my knees are hurting in the joints and they have never hurt like this before. my elbow also hurts in the joint but it has been hurt a few times.
why do i hurt like this?
i played on hard court
i use nsix one 90 (this is why my elbow hurts i am pretty sure)
the weather was perfect probably about 70 or 80 degrees fereinheit
i wasn’t running more than usual and i stretched well before.
i hit with luxilon.

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  1. Amerikan Titan, 29 May, 2010

    As a fellow college player… I would just say that it is the wear and tear of daily use. I don’t think it could be growing pains. I would just ice up after playing and try to take some days off. Hope you get better.

  2. tennispimpster, 29 May, 2010

    We don’t need to know about your entire life. It’s probably just some damage after daily practice. Ice up, take a hot bath, tape up, and rest for a while.

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