Developing your power smash and perfecting your tennis swing techniques starts at the surface level. You benefit greatly from exercises that improves balance, leg and hip strength. In tennis, a strong foundation is the key so you can properly execute various strokes and swings without losing your stability. When flexibility, balance and strength is demanded by your sport; then integrating Pilates exercise to your training offers a great advantage to improve your game.
Here are three main benefits that Pilates contributes to enhanced tennis play:
Loose Tighten Muscles - Your daily routine or activity may have tighten your muscles from chest through neck. But regularly participating in Reformer Pilates Sessions in North Attleboro, MA can strengthen your upper back to loosen up tight muscles in the chest area while improving your posture. As you train your core muscles and strengthening your posterior chain you will have a more robust foundation and improves your smashes.
Increases Range of Motion - Pilates not only enhances your core but also transverse abdominal muscles and obliques which supports your spine and body through rotational movements. Your body will become more flexible and mobile. Able to perform rising shots and other complex strokes and hitting maneuvers.
Lowers Risk for Injury - Pilates Training is a less intense workout with very rare cases of getting joint tears. Injury related to tennis are commonly due to repeated movement of a particular muscle and joint area. Pilates can help address this issue by balancing it out through training a bit every part of your body, including areas that are typically weak such as glutes, core and lower back. When you can fully utilize all your muscles by supporting each other's movements, you are less likely to strain any part to injury.