Updated: Nov 19, 2020
During my tennis career, I dealt with many injuries starting, unfortunately, at a young age. I had to undergo my first knee surgery with 17 years old, and another procedure followed 6 years later for my shoulder. Tennis has always been my biggest passion and the sport I love, but now I realize that one of the key elements to keep enjoying the sport is to prepare and take good care of my assets, which is my body.
This is why we partnered up with various local healthcare providers such as Corrective Chiropractic, Made2Move and Stretch Zone. It is important to us that you have all of the resources you need to make sure you can keep playing the sport you are passionate about and continue competing in a tennis tournament setting.
Here are 5 best stretches recommended from our partner, Stretch Zone, to make sure you keep your body intact:
Stretch 1 - Hip & IT Band
As all of you know, there is a lot of quick movement involved with tennis. The hip and the IT Band are constantly in use. Our first stretch works exactly on the Hip & IT band with the assistance of Doug Glover, who is the franchise owner of Stretch Zone here in Charleston.
Stretch 2 - Hip & Glute
The next stretch is a two for one stretch touching on the hip and glute. A lot of your power as a tennis player comes from your hips. You want to make sure that you do not have any soreness, as the glutes and hips can effect your quickness and movement on the court.
Stretch 3 - Deep Six Rotators
Our third stretch is working on the deep six rotators or, in other words, the side of your hip. It helps you to stay in a good athletic stance and move side to side. It is highly recommended for tennis players to keep those muscles well stretched.
Stretch 4 - Lower Back & Rotation
This stretch is important for all of your strokes including volley, forehand, backhand, etc. While working on your lower back, it helps you turn your body more efficiently to the left and right. As you know, rotation is one of the key elements in tennis.
Stretch 5 - External Rotation Shoulder
Our last stretch is for your shoulder and helps you prevent injuries especially being that it is used for every stroke in tennis. This stretch is specifically beneficial for your serve as it works on your external shoulder rotation. It should help you get more power and overall smoothness.
If you are interested to work with Stretch Zone, take advantage of a 30 min free stretch offered by them. Stretch Zone has two offices in Mount Pleasant: 1. Office: 320 W Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
2. Office: 3381 S Morgans Point Rd #505, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466
Call DOUG GLOVER NOW FOR YOUR FREE 30 MIN Stretch:(843)991-5165