Category Archives : Myofascial Release

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Interview with Oscar Wegner

The legendary tennis coach Oscar Wegner (modern tennis methodology) has interviewed me about my book “Tennis Fitness for the Love of it.” We were chatting about the importance of fitness and stretching for maximum tennis performance and life. Watch, listen and enjoy! You can find more of Oscar’s teachings at www.tennisteacher.com


Sample Material of the Book “Tennis Fitness for the Love of it”

To make sure that you are completely satisfied with your decision to buy “Tennis Fitness for the Love of it”, you can view sample material from the book in the resources below. Enjoy the viewing. Amazon’s Search Inside Feature Google Books Preview Feature Table of Contents Introduction About the Author Sample Chapter 13 — Calf Myofascial Relase Sample Chapter 28 […]


Book: Tennis Fitness for the Love of it

I am glad to announce, that the book “Tennis Fitness for the Love of it. A Mindful Approach to Fitness for Injury-free Tennis” that  many have been so impatiently waiting for, is available on Amazon.com for $14.95. Get your copy here now! For bulk orders, please contact me. To all the tennis players of any age and skill level, who always […]

Tennis Fitness for the Love of it

Myofascial Release Recovery Routine After Activity

Every high level athlete is pushing his or her body to the extreme – training every day for hours and often on hard surfaces (the concrete courts of Los Angeles are very unfriendly to the tennis player’s body!). Additionally, the uneven nature of tennis where one side is always used more than the other, makes it even worse for your […]


Hamstrings Myofascial Release

It is very common that tennis players have tight hamstrings. You use them when running and jumping on court as they are assisting to bend your knee and extend the hip. And if you are one of the few that stretch the hamstrings regularly, and despite all the stretching they still remain tight, you need to do myofascial release. When you […]


Hip Flexor Myofascial Release to Relieve Low Back Pain

The hip flexor muscle, also known as iliopsoas, can cause severe pain if it gets tight. Its main function is to flex the thigh. The constant running and lunging on the tennis court can easily overwork the hip flexors. They get short and tight and very often will form trigger points. The hip flexors are actually two different muscles: the psoas […]


Upper Back Myofascial Release to Relieve Neck and Back Pain

In the majority of the tennis strokes, you have to perform an upper body rotation, rotating and loading in your hips. But a lot of trunk rotation also comes from the thoratic (upper back) spine. Overuse and small micro tears cause the upper back muscles to tighten to protect themselves. If the upper back becomes weak and tight you can experience […]


Chest Myofascial Release for Flexible Chest

Chest muscles, also known as pectorals, are very often overused and shortened in a tennis player. They can become stiff from overtraining and cause shoulder problems, poor breathing, and a hunched back. Stretching of your chest muscles is important, but sometimes does not do the job because it is difficult to reach deep. Frequently, trigger points form in the chest […]


Hip Pain Relief with Myofascial Release of TFL Muscle (tensor fasciae latae)

Pain in the hips and knees is a major source of distress for a serious tennis player. If you have aches in your hips or knees, you cannot move freely because every step will remind you of your discomfort. Common pain explanations are: arthritis, ligament injury or deterioration of joint cartilage. But very often the problem is not that serious. The […]