Tennis – Backhand: Upper Back Release
If the US Open and fall weather have brought you to the courts before winter sets in… here’s a tip on getting the most out of your backhand:
Stand straight (pictured below) – feet shoulder width apart – and bring one arm across the front of chest to other side, then assist with other hand… Keep arm locked at elbow. Repeat 10 times and back to side, then same for other arm. This releases tension in the back and prepares those muscles for the swing.. have fun!
Tennis Serve: Forward Arm Raise
Muscles tightening on the tennis court as the fall weather gets a little “nippy”?
Well, here’s a simple tip to keep your serve in full swing:
Stand tall, feet shoulder width apart (pictured below). Lift one arm (straight at elbow) straight up, then back down to your side. Rotate palm forward for 5 times, then rotate palm away from body 5 reps. Repeat with the other arm.
Now, “smash” that serve!