Pilates for tennis
Tennis is a popular sporting activity, many playing regularly as a way to keep in shape or belonging to a club.
The number of people playing tennis increases during the summer months with some picking just up an old racquet during Wimbledon.
Although tennis has fewer risks of injury than in other sports like football, running or golf, it still has some key areas.
Two thirds of tennis injuries are due to overuse or misuse.
High velocity and repetitive arm movements can affect the shoulder (shoulder pain, shoulder impingement, bursitis), the elbow (tennis elbow), and wrist.
The other third happen from acute or traumatic issues like calf or ankle strains.
Flexibility in the spine is needed to allow the arm freedom of movement in the serves and good proprioception for the quick changes in direction.
Making sure the shoulder complex is both stable and flexible and then building endurance reduces risk of injury.
The muscles in the lower legs need to be strong and flexible for the explosive jumps in the serves.
Preparing the body for your chosen sport is the best way to reduce the risk of those injuries, we offer Pilates for Tennis specific short courses.
If you are rehabilitating after injury we offer 1-1 sessions which can be tailored to your needs alongside the short course.
At home – make sure the handle of your racquet is the correct size for you, if you are gripping to tightly you risk injury.
Stretching and strengthening the muscles in the arms and legs will help you decrease the risk of other injuries.
Pilates specific exercises can help prepare you for your game or help with any rehabilitation after injury.
We offer Pilates classes in: Suffolk, Norfolk & Essex
Norfolk: Diss, Harleston
Suffolk: Aldeburgh, Acton, Clare, Walpole, Long Melford
Essex: Great Bently, St Osyth,
Or phone Fiona: 07767384983 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org