Tennis Loves Pilates

Being a sport that has many physical requirements, such as good flexibility, coordination, aerobic fitness, functional strength, and a good mental ability, it is obvious that Pilates would be a natural fit for the game.

Developing an athlete’s core – the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine – makes athletes more agile, helps prevent injury and increases sports performance.

Pilates builds a strong core, increases strength and flexibility simultaneously, and improves posture, stability and alignment. It also emphasizes complete concentration on smooth, flowing movement, and proper breathing. You become acutely aware of how your body feels, where it is in space, and how best to control its movement. Balanced Pilates training for tennis will help prevent injury and over training.

More conventional or traditional workouts are weight-bearing and tend to build short, bulky muscles – the type most prone to injury. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility, a necessity for the ardent tennis player. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.

Tennis players are required to deliver controlled power from unbalanced body positions. All Pilates movements are initiated from a strong core to provide stability, and targeting these requirements can aid injury prevention and enhance performance by developing stamina, coordination, and strength.