Warm up / cool down tennis exercises - MensTennisForums.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-27-2006, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,465
                     
Warm up / cool down tennis exercises

How many of you do a warm up before a match? If you do, what kind of exercise do you do? And how about cool down exercises?

I never spent too much time on that, but i need to pick up some tips on what, how and how much, because i can't afford being injured and not being able to use the courts that i payed for in advance. If anyone have any useful info and wants to share it - much appreciated.


Actually, a long long time ago, there was a small book about tennis exercises, injuries and how to treat them that my coach showed me when i just started to play... But it didn't make much sense to me then, even 5 minutes of exercises seemed like a waste of time. Now, 10 years later, i wish i looked at it more closely.

Last edited by napki; 10-27-2006 at 07:04 PM.
napki is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-28-2006, 10:43 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 129
                     
Re: Warm up / cool down tennis exercises

I never grab a racquet before some stretching jumping and bouncing to get warmed up. I am young and it's a good habit to keep.
physics is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-29-2006, 01:13 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3
                     
Re: Warm up / cool down tennis exercises

Warm up by stretching etc. was once thought to be vital.. now some sports science ppl are saying depending on type and intensity of exercise intended..... if you think its a waste of time, why not just take it easy for 5-10 minutes until you are "warmed up" and ready to go?
eizmed is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-22-2007, 12:34 AM
Registered User
 
Burrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 19,263
                     
Re: Warm up / cool down tennis exercises

some sports scientists say that if you do regular stretching it takes away 10% of strength, so they recommend dynamic stretching which is jumping jacks, knees up, feet to the backside etc. I do both.

Quote:
Originally Posted by latso View Post
...was properly educated by my parents, so i think before i write something stupid
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hypnotize View Post
I knew I was going to regret, reading inside.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burrow View Post
Weren't you just pestering another guy about his grammar, not so long ago?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hypnotize View Post
And your problem with my grammar is?
Burrow is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 10:53 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 82
 
Re: Warm up / cool down tennis exercises

Before a match, jog slowly for a couple of minutes. Then stretch for a few minutes. Make sure to stretch your legs, arms, etc. If you do these things, you should be fine.

Need extra help with your tennis game, visit this tennis forums and chat help site.
tennisplayer89 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome