You Heard of Tennis Elbow... Now, Meet it's Evil Cousin, the Tennis Leg.
What is it? First described in 1883, "Tennis Leg" refers to an injury to the inner part of the calf muscle or the plantaris muscle. It is often times experienced by recreational tennis players during a sudden push-off or change of direction which places a quick increase in tension on the calf muscles. The player will usually feel a sharp pain, and many report feeling as if they were hit in the back of the leg with a ball. After a short time the player will start to experienc