Why Cool Down?
Cooling down exercises for tennis lower the heart rate and bring the body back to homeostasis, reduces muscle soreness and tightness, removes waste products from working muscles, and helps prevent blood pooling.
This cool down should take between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the intensity and duration of your tennis training or tennis match.
1. Cardio – Jog, bike, or swim for 10 minutes.
2. Stretching – benefits such as:
• Helps lengthen muscles back to the original length.
• Helps joint mobility and healthy functional joint range.
• Releases muscle tension, which can help take the pressure off or away from joint/s.
3. Foam roller
Staying balanced is important for constant development and improvement in tennis. If you have ever felt flat or stagnant with your tennis training, then there is a good chance your balance has been out.
When we talk about having balance we are talking about having a consistent flow or steady energy throughout your day and week. Waking up every day ready to go, feeling motivated, uninjured, and good about yourself.
So how do you know if you are balanced?
Answer these questions:
• Do you often feel flat and tired?
• Do you often feel unmotivated?
• Do you always feel like you are carrying an injury?
• Is your tennis improving?
• Are you getting fitter and stronger?
If you answered yes to more than one of these questions there is a good chance you may need to make some minor adjustments
Getting balanced involves increasing your focus on areas of weakness, or where you spend less time and decreasing your focus on the areas you spend too...