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Old 09-18-2012, 06:14 PM   #96
Bobby Jr
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Some people seem to do fine without much some form of pre-activity warm-up or stretching of any kind but many would say this increases the likelihood for injury in a sport like tennis.

For me personally, I can't play tennis without going through a warm-up routine which includes doing (at home before I even go to the courts) no weight squats/lunges, light upper body weights, giving my calves the rolling-pin treatment and some mild stretches especially stuff like torso twists and for shoulder joint mobility.

It's nothing too hectic but when I get to the club 15 to 20 mins later and start hitting I really notice the difference. It makes for a much better start to the match as well and, anecdotally, seems to delay fatigue during the game to some extent as well.
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