Warm-Up for Tennis

Before performing any exercise, it is important to prepare the body by performing an appropriate warm-up. Warming up prepares the body for sport performance and can help decrease the risk of injury. The warm-up for tennis should be done before every exercise session - whether it be for competition, practice on the court or training in the gym.

Example Tennis Match Warm-Up

Tennis a very demanding sport that requires the body to be in excellent physical condition. The sport involves extended periods of high-intensity movements, involving rapid accelerations and change of direction. To get the body prepared for such activities, a thorough warm-up is required.

The warm-up should start off at a low intensity, with a gradual progression from general and simple movements to more tennis specific and higher intensity actions. Here is an example of what can be done, but the specifics can be adjusted to suit constraints such as player experience, limited space and time, and the environmental conditions.

tennis reach tennis involves extended periods of high-intensity movements

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