We are so excited it is Wimbledon week!! ?
The Tennis clubs are back open and Wimbledon has begun, and it is fantastic that all of these things we enjoy are being able to go ahead! But with this return to normality, particularly after such a long period of time away, can mean the usual niggles may also return!
Playing tennis involves a series of complex movements that begins with your feet and ends with you hitting a ball with a tennis racket. It’s a demanding sport requiring a well-trained muscular system for strength, power, endurance and speed. Tennis is a life-long sport and the challenge for any player, amateur or elite is to enhance performance while remaining injury-free! This is where Pilates is key.
The aim of Pilates for Tennis players
- To promote pelvic stability and good central control to provide an anchor point and a stable axis for trunk rotation.
- To allow controlled trunk rotation through an adequate range for each different shot.
- To provide sufficient mobility and stability at the hip to allow a good transfer of power from pushing off the ground, therefore transmitting optimal force to each stroke.
- To improve flexibility at thoracic spine (extension and rotation particularly) and mobility with control at the shoulder girdle and throughout the upper limb. Allowing power and precision.
- To reduce the risk of injury due to the diverse demands of a tennis game: preventing muscle imbalance problems due to the one side dominant nature of the game and managing the constant acceleration and deceleration.
Click below for our video of exercises that are ideal for tennis players… big, small, new and old!
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