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Tennis Coaching Tip – Warm Up and Flexibility Routine from the “Complete Conditioning for Tennis” Book

INCORPORATING STRETCHING WITH TENNIS

Extract from Page 48 of “Complete conditioning for Tennis” by E. Paul Roetert and Todd S. Ellenbecker with the USTA.

  1. Perform a general body warm-up (3 to 5 minutes) to increase tissue temperature, possibly including a slow jog, Jumping Jacks, and so on.
  2. Perform a dynamic stretching sequence, progressively increasing the range of motion and velocity of movement.
  3. Play tennis or perform a vigorous workout.
  4. During the cool-down, perform static stretching of the areas that are particularly tight to prevent muscle soreness and gain more flexibility.

See the full section on Dynamic Warm-Up and Flexibility from Google Books below…

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