Be honest, how many of you never warm up before you play tennis? I’ve done it myself many times, been in a hurry and not bothered, but I try now to do it every time.
I may be wrong, so please let me know your thoughts, but it seems that men are especially bad at it. It may be that I know more male tennis players, but it always seems to be them that get injured and every time I ask them, they admit that they didn’t warm up.
It is very important to warm up your muscles before submitting them to the punishment we mete out every time we play. At the beginning of every lesson, we do a short warm up with stretching exercises from top to toe and in some lessons we work further on fitness, flexibility and strength.
There is loads of advice out there for warm ups, so I’ve attached a few links below:
- Jock Doc: Some overuse tennis injuries can be prevented (miamiherald.com)