Correct preparation is important in all aspects of life, but if you fail to warm up properly before playing tennis it could land you in the hospital for weeks. Just look how often professional tennis players are getting injuredsometimes bringing an early end to a promising careerand consider that these athletes are in peak physical shape. So just imagine the risk you are putting yourself at when you venture out for your weekly tennis match.
With images illustrating the exercises to accompany the text, Safe Tennis teaches you how to avoid these injuries and how to properly prepare yourself with detailed warm-up plans and exercises that specifically strengthen you for the sport of tennis. This includes stretching exercises that are designed by physical therapists who specialize in sports medicine. You will also learn the correct way to cool down after your match because injuries can arise if you let your body cool too quickly. Without the worry of nagging injuries, your time on the court will be that much more enjoyable.
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About the Author
Jim Martz, author of Tales from the Miami Hurricanes Sideline, is also the founder of Florida Tennis magazine, which was launched in 1992. He was also a vice president of the US Tennis Writers Association and the Miami Herald’s tennis writer for eighteen years. He edited the book 50 Love: Advantage Florida, which chronicles the first fifty years of USTA Florida. He also covered University of Miami football since 1973 and has been editor of CaneSport magazine since 1992.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Avoiding Injuries Is a Healthy Activity for Everyone ix
Chapter 1 Common Injuries 1
Chapter 2 First Step: The Dynamic Warm-Up and Mobility 9
Chapter 3 Exercising to Prevent Injuries 29
Chapter 4 Preventing Injuries while on the Court 55
Chapter 5 The Cool-Down and Flexibility 63
Chapter 6 Rest, Recovery, and Scheduling 73
Chapter 7 Pain of Fear, Loss, and Choking 87
Chapter 8 Mental Well-Being 103