Category Archives : Stretching

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Tennis Fitness for the Love of it

Prevent Pain in Calf Muscles

Strained or torn calf muscle is a frightening thought for every tennis player. It can easily happen when you push off or lunge after a ball. Often it happens when the athlete hasn’t warmed up properly or the calf muscles are de-conditioned and tight. Previous calf injuries make the calf muscles more vulnerable for future injuries as well. Calf muscles are […]


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 […]


Static Stretching Routine After the Tennis Practice

Stretching after your tennis practice has enormous benefits. If you play on the hard courts a lot, the muscles and joints get a lot of beating. A thorough stretch afterwards will lengthen the tight and overused muscles and recreate balance between the left and right side of your body. Remember that you don’t want to do any static stretching before your […]


Rotator Cuff Stretch to Prevent Injuries

Most of the shoulder injuries happen because of the excessive forces that tennis creates on the tendons of the shoulder muscles. If the shoulder muscles are weak or tight or if there are imbalances, the motion in the shoulder doesn’t happen correctly and the constant repetitive forces of tennis strokes will create problems and injuries over time. In the past article […]


Advanced Hamstring/Hip Flexor Stretch — Front Split

Hamstrings, the muscles in the back of the thigh, are very important for effective sprinting and powerful running strides on the tennis court. They bend the leg in the knee and straighten at the hip joint. Hamstring injury is a common occurrence in tennis. There are many reasons: insufficient flexibility, poor strength (especially in comparison to the quadriceps muscles in […]


Kneeling Quadriceps Stretch

Quadriceps, the muscle in the front of your thigh, is one of the most powerful muscles in the body. You use it for all the movements on the tennis court: running, jumping, lunging, and squatting. The more you use it, the shorter it gets, and the risk of injury increases. Often the risk is even higher if there are differences […]


External Hip Stretch

Hips are extremely important for a tennis player. Tight hips limit the range of motion and ease of movement on the court and can cause muscle strains and tendinitis. For example, if you need to get low down for a shot and if your hips are tight, you will bend in the waist rather then flexing your hips and knees […]