The Wrist Flexor Stretch improves flexibility of the wrist flexors and should be done regularly to reduce the risk for wrist injuries.

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Tennis players can experience nagging wrist injuries due to flexibility, strengths and overuse issues at the wrist, especially when working on the serve snap or forehand topspin.

Therefore it is advisable that you incorporate the wrist flexor stretch into your static stretching routine.

The wrist flexor stretch also aids in the muscle recovery process and can noticeably reduce muscle soreness the following day.

Wrist Flexor Stretch Description Summary

Wrist Flexor Stretch

Wrist Flexor Stretch

  1. Flex shoulder to 90˚, extend the elbow, externally rotate the arm, and extend the wrist; fingers point outward
  2. Grab fingers with the other hand and pull towards the shoulder
  3. Hold stretch for 45 seconds

Targeted Musculature

  • flexor carpi radialis
  • flexor carpi ulnaris
  • flexor digitorum superficialis & profundus
  • flexor pollicis longus


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Apart from the wrist flexor stretch we have some other stretches for you that target the muscles acting on the shoulder.

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