Enhance Your Tennis Game with Custom Insoles -
tennis insoles

Tennis is a game of precision, power, and agility. From swift sprints to explosive serves, every movement on the court demands peak performance from your feet. Yet, many players overlook one aspect of their gear that could significantly impact their game: custom shoe insoles.

While it might seem like a minor detail, the right shoe insoles can make a world of difference for tennis players. Top-ranking players understand this, which is why many of them swear by custom insoles to enhance their performance and prevent injuries.

custom insoles

Custom insoles are designed to match the unique shape and biomechanics of your feet, offering superior comfort and stability. This level of customisation ensures that your feet are properly supported in your tennis shoes, allowing you to move more confidently on the court.

How exactly do custom insoles help tennis players?

Custom insoles are a game-changer for tennis players looking to enhance their performance and prevent injuries. They help optimise your biomechanics, reduce the risk of common tennis injuries, and adapt to different playing surfaces. Let’s go into some more detail:

Enhancing performance

Research published in the Journal of Sports Sciences has shown that elite tennis players exhibit distinct gait patterns compared to non-athletes. These players have developed specific movement patterns that optimise their performance on the court, including rapid changes in direction and explosive accelerations.

Custom insoles play a crucial role in supporting these movements by providing stability and shock absorption. They help distribute the forces generated during each step more evenly, reducing the strain on your feet and lower limbs. This not only enhances your comfort but also allows you to move more efficiently, giving you a competitive edge during intense rallies.

‘95 percent of all pro tennis players are wearing custom-made orthotics’

Preventing tennis injuries

Tennis is a physically demanding sport, and injuries are all too common among players. From acute injuries like ankle strains to chronic conditions like tennis toe and plantar fasciitis, the repetitive nature of tennis can take a toll on your feet and legs.

‘50 percent of all injuries were located in the lower extremities; an incidence almost twice that for the upper limbs and trunk/back’

One of the key benefits of custom insoles is their ability to prevent these injuries by addressing biomechanical issues. By providing customised support to areas of your feet that are prone to stress, they help reduce the risk of strain and overuse injuries. Additionally, custom insoles can correct issues such as overpronation or supination, which can contribute to knee and hip pain.

custom insoles in action

Adapting to different court surfaces

The surface you play on can also have a significant impact on your movement and injury risk. Whether you’re playing on clay, grass, or hard courts, each surface presents its own challenges in terms of traction and shock absorption.

A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that different tennis surfaces can affect players’ movement patterns and injury rates. For example, hard courts tend to produce higher impact forces, increasing the risk of injuries like stress fractures and shin splints.

Custom insoles can help mitigate these risks by providing tailored support that adapts to the specific demands of each surface. Whether you need extra cushioning on hard courts or increased stability on clay, custom insoles can be adjusted to meet your needs, allowing you to perform at your best regardless of the playing surface.

Improve your game, at every level

At Profeet, we understand the importance of proper foot support for tennis players. That’s why we offer custom insoles that are tailored to your unique needs and biomechanics. Whether you’re a recreational player or a professional athlete, our expert team can help you find the perfect solution to support your feet inside your tennis shoes.

We have in the past fitted players including former British No.1, Wimbledon Champions Greg Ruzedski and Lee Childs, as well as American former doubles World No. 1 tennis player, Mike Bryan. But, we’re here for everyday players, not just the elite!

Photo right: Greg Ruzedski visiting Profeet for a custom insole fitting

Don’t let foot pain or discomfort hold you back on the court. Visit Profeet today to learn more about our custom insole options and take your game to the next level. Talk to the Profeet team on 020 7736 0046


Profeet’s services are by appointment only, please call or book online in advance

Call 020 7736 0046