Tennis can be tough on your body! Just ask Federer, Nadal and the typical club member at Manly Lawn. It’s been cold, wet and windy in Sydney for Badge — the perfect recipe for injury!
At some point, particularly as we age, our injuries become chronic — and our recovery time between play becomes longer. The result: we play less and, even more, are less inclined to play!
For chronic injuries, the Guys from Trident may be able to help you like they did for me — and my bum shoulder. Their methodology — small, targeted interventions to keep you moving, is similar to the Carrolls, the tennis trainers, who used to keep me on the courts in California. US Nationals are typically five day events on brutal hard courts, so you needed all the help you could get to make it through to finals day — if you were good enough.
For the rest of us, here’s a link to a series of warm-up and cool-down exercises that were created specifically for tennis players to stop injury or discomfort before it begins. I have used a variation of Pete’s exercises for many years to continue to play competitively — here’s an example.
I can attest that these exercise, when done regularly, will help you feel more agile, relieve any joint or muscle tightness, and ensure that you are ready for most shots that comes your way — so you can play tennis for life!
Wishing you good health and tennis for life,