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Old 03-26-2013, 07:31 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by mikeler View Post
I don't like doing the mini tennis warm up but it is a nice way to get some blood to your arm while gradually increasing the effort you are putting into your shots. I'd say that if the pro's do it, I would not just dismiss it without some consideration.
This is how urban tennis myths get started, once again we are talking about the post coin toss "warm-up" not what's done for training/practice two hours before a match. I defy you to show me any pro match seen on TV where men or women pros do mini tennis after the coin-toss warm-up.

If you have proper stroke technique, you can get "blood to your arm", hitting from the baseline, using the force of gravity to return shots reaching your opponent's baseline easily.
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