Because tennis is a game that insists on such intense hand-eye coordination, what many novice players resort to the any-kind-of-form will do as long as I return the ball. Unfortunately, that mentality along with a lack of tennis conditioning skills results in the leading tennis injuries of tennis elbow, wrist strains and rotator cuff tendonitis. While most experts agree that many injuries among amateurs occur during the serve, they also recommend some simple tactics to prevent them.
Know your limit in game play as well as during tennis conditioning drills. Do not attempt to play while tired and therefore not as focused on proper form and technique.
In relation to your strength and size, use the appropriate sized racquet as well as handle grip size
When serving, make sure the arm is at an angle to the body at more than 90 degrees
Do not have a loose, fluid motion to your swing. Instead, be firm in your grip and follow through steady on every swing keeping your wrist taut. This will help you guide the ball and place it where you want it on your opponent’s side of the net.
Make sure to engage in tennis conditioning drills that focus on strengthening your abdominal and back muscles. The power in the swing of a racquet comes from the core body strength and not from the wrist, a mistake a lot of novice players make in their game play.
Sometimes, some mistakes that happen on the court, a twisted ankle, an overused and misused wrist, require chiropractic care. Chiropractic medicine can also act as a preventative agent due to back realignments and joint adjustments that help with balance and posture. Players new to the game of the tennis have to take the initiative to do the tennis conditioning drills and get the healthcare necessary to gain a successful game technique
Why use Mark Norton? His extensive knowledge of exercise science, nutrition, human physiology, program design, movement analysis…. Those are some great reasons and all accurate but the most important the dedication to our clients success.
Why use a personal trainer? A trainer will progress you through an exercise program with proper form, the proper intensity level, progress the difficulty of your exercises to match or improve fitness levels. A trainer can modify exercises to help with existing injuries and help reduce the chance of future injuries. Trainers most importantly provide motivation accountability and consistency.