Static Stretching
22 Static Stretching Exercises For Tennis Cool Down

22 Static Stretching Exercises For Tennis Cool Down

Static stretching exercises are mainly being used after the workout or match to reduce muscle soreness the following day. Another aspect to static stretching is that you can improve overall flexibility or range of motion (ROM) at a particular joint. Having functional ROM is desirable for efficient body movement and transfer of energy capabilities. Both is...
Hip Flexor Stretch

Hip Flexor Stretch

The Hip Flexor Stretch can be used to correct tightness of the hip flexors; the stretching video demonstrates proper execution. The hip flexor stretch helps in reducing the risk of injury and aids in the muscle recovery process after long matches or practice session. Since most tennis players have tight hip flexors this stretch should...
Butterfly Stretch

Butterfly Stretch

The Butterfly Stretch improves flexibility of the hip adductors, reduces the risk of injury and aids in the muscle recovery process. During the butterfly stretch you probably want to use a mat for cushioning. Simply sit down on and move the bottom of tour feet together. Now grab your ankles with your hands, move your...
Seated Piriformis Stretch

Seated Piriformis Stretch

The Seated Piriformis Stretch is a static stretching exercise focusing on achieving flexibility improvements of the external hip rotators. Implementing the seated piriformis stretch into your regular static stretching routine is important because the external hip rotators are being activated during lateral movements such as moving along the baseline during ground strokes. The piriformis stretch...
Sumo Squat Stretch

Sumo Squat Stretch

The Sumo Squat Stretch mainly focuses on improving flexibility of the glutes and hip adductors; it also opens up the groin area. During the sumo squat stretch the athletes tries to sit down as low as possible, bringing the buttocks towards the heels; the sumo squat stretch is very helpful in reducing the risk for...
Static Hamstring Stretching

Static Hamstring Stretching

Hamstring stretching enhances flexibility of the hip extensors, reduces the risk for injury and supports the muscle recovery process. Hamstring stretching becomes important especially following speed, agility and quickness training or explosive hip flexion/hip extension resistance training because the hamstrings have to handle high force output. Hamstring injuries also can occur due to strength imbalances...
Wrist Flexor Stretch

Wrist Flexor Stretch

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

Shoulder Stretch For Internal Rotators

The Towel Shoulder Stretch improves flexibility of the often times overused internal shoulder rotators and helps tennis players reducing the risk of shoulder injuries. This shoulder stretch is a must for you because it helps to correct postural imbalances at the shoulder and aids in the muscle recovery process. Often times tennis players have a...
Stretching Calves Stretch

Stretching Calves Stretch

Stretching calves improves flexibility, reduces the risk for injury and supports the muscle recovery process especially when working a lot on the serve. The calves are utilized during every step and especially during explosive jumps, such as during the service motion or overhead smashing. The stretching calves stretch can be used to prevent muscle strains...