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Old 08-20-2012, 05:39 AM   #24
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One stretch that I do is on the tennis court. Just before serving, I lift the left arm up as in a ball toss and hold it stretched for a moment. Then I drop the right arm down with the racquet in hand. Then I bring the racquet to the back scratching position and grab the top with my left hand and pull down. And finally I put the racquet in the position where it would normally strike the ball for the serve and stretch the arm up there. Then I take practice serves.

I have done that for many years and it's gotten rid of any issues related to warming up on serves.

Tennis uses the back muscles a lot and stretching those (I like to grab the back of my knees while sitting on a chair and pull the stomach and chest into the knees) before a match can help to loosen you up.
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