NO, please rest !
Definition and Overview
Pneumonia is an acute medical disease that is characterized by the presence of an infection in the lung parenchyma. It is typically caused by bacteria or virus, and usually affects the alveoli.
Cause of Condition
Pneumonia typically begins as an upper respiratory infection. Viruses and bacteria are usually responsible, but infection with parasites and fungi may also occur.
Most Common Symptom
The most common symptom of pneumonia is productive cough. It is usually associated with the production of yellowish or greenish sputum.
How to Return to Tennis Lessons After Pneumonia
Pneumonia can take a few weeks or several month to recover from completely. When your fever subsides, chest feels less pain and mucus production drops, it is a sign that your pneumonia is improving.
You will most probably still feel weak and tired, please still get plenty of rest. Do not smoke or allow others to smoke around you. Stay hydrated, follow your doctor’s instructions and take medications as prescribed.
Failing to do so may result in a relapse or complications such as respiratory failure or lung abscess. If your symptoms worsen or your fever returns, consult your doctor
Exercise increases your respiration and will be difficult until your lungs heal. Start slowly when you get back to tennis lessons with your tennis coach after your doctor has cleared you. From there, start at about 30-40% intensity and slowly increase the duration and intensity of your workout whenever you feel comfortable.
Contact your tennis coach
If you are sick please let your tennis coach know 48 hours before your tennis lesson or you will have to pay last minute cancellation fees of 50%-100% ! If you have a package with your tennis coach there will be no cancellation fees but you have to finish your tennis lessons within the 7 weeks of the package duration !