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 […]


IT Band Myofascial Release for Knee Pain Relief

It is very likely that almost every tennis player will experience knee pain at one point in their career. Playing tennis on the hard courts (the only courts in Los Angeles) is tough on the joints and surrounding muscles. The overuse of the quadriceps muscles result in build up of trigger points – extremely painful spots anywhere in your muscles. […]


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 […]


Functional Crossover Lunge for Tennis

In the modern tennis game the player’s fitness and conditioning is more and more important. For the player who strives for improvement, the off-court tennis fitness training should be as crucial as tennis play itself – with the focus on strength, explosive power, balance, agility, coordination, endurance and injury prevention. In tennis the key element is great movement – if you […]


Burpee — the Ultimate Conditioning Exercise

A fit tennis player needs to have a strong, explosive, and well-coordinated body with great stamina and flexibility. If there is one exercise that can achieve all this—it is the burpee. It works your cardio-vascular system and almost all the major muscle groups in the body, such as legs, core, chest, shoulders, and arms. It is a popular exercise in […]

Burpees: the ultimate conditioning exercise

Spinal Twist Stretch to Relief Lower Back Pain

In tennis you execute a lot of upper body rotations, and if your muscles and spine are flexible, you can load and unload better and have more powerful shots. Every tennis player can benefit from twisting and stretching their spine; and with better flexibility, you are reducing the risk of injuries as well. If you sit a lot during your day […]


One-Leg Squat — the Most Important Exercise

If you could have one exercise that will train simultaneously your strength, balance, coordination, flexibility and mental toughness, would you do it? Such exercise does exist – it is called one-leg squat (or ‘pistol’ in some other athletic areas). You don’t need any fancy equipment or location, only a serious focus and strong will. As a result, your tennis fitness […]

One-leg squat

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 […]