Flexibility training is possibly the least popular and the most underrated element of tennis fitness training. Even though you might have heard a lot of contradicting opinions about the importance of stretching in the injury prevention, it is obvious that the flexibility of the muscles and joints plays an important roll in any athletic movement. The muscles that are not tight can move more efficiently and in a bigger range of motion resulting in better performance and less injuries, because the limb can move further before an injury would occur. A flexible athlete is a supple athlete. With better flexibility your movement and agility on the court will improve. Another benefit of flexibility training is that the stretched muscles get more relaxed, and with relaxed muscles, it is easier to learn new skills. Your body awareness will increase and that itself will help with your movement and performance.

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Visit the archive of Stretching articles…

  • 6 Simple tips how to release your painful neck and feel better
  • 7 Simple Ways to Create Musculoskeletal Balance
  • Advanced Hamstring/Hip Flexor Stretch — Front Split
  • Align your Hips with a Crocodile Twist
  • Balance the Hips with Hip Crossover Stretch
  • Book: Tennis Fitness for the Love of it
  • Cats & Dogs Exercise Helps Painful Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists, Lower Back and Knees
  • Chest Myofascial Release for Flexible Chest
  • Dynamic and Static Stretching
  • Dynamic Warm-up Before Activity
  • External Hip and Glute Stretch — Pigeon
  • External Hip Stretch
  • Flexible Hip Flexors and Healthy Feet will Improve your Tennis Fitness
  • Get Energized with Sun Salutations
  • Healthy Shoulders, Wrists, Lower Back, Hips and Knees with the Wheel Stretch
  • Hip and Groin Pain Prevention with Frog Stretch
  • Interview with Oscar Wegner
  • Kneeling Quadriceps Stretch
  • Muscular Imbalances of Modern Life Style
  • Prevent Pain in Calf Muscles
  • Psoas the troublemaker – Eliminate pain by sitting less
  • Rotator Cuff Stretch to Prevent Injuries
  • Sample Material of the Book “Tennis Fitness for the Love of it”
  • Seated Groin Stretch — Prevent Groin Injury
  • Spinal Twist Stretch to Relief Lower Back Pain
  • Stability and Mobility for Optimal Movement and Performance
  • Static Stretching Routine After the Tennis Practice
  • Stretching Routine for Injury Prevention e-Booklet