Building the Body for Better Tennis
Demonstration of pilates routine recommended for Tennis players struggling with pain due to a lack of core strength. Clients who play tennis regularly report problems with joint pain, particularly in the shoulders, elbows, and knees. Amateur tennis players often over-rely on the shoulders and arms, to compensate for a lack of strength and flexibility in the core. Similarly knee pain is related to weakness and inflexibility of the hip joints. Taeko shows us a pilates workout where the body is anchored in only 2 places (eg left knee and right hand), isolating the opposing shoulder and hip joints (right hip and left arm), and requiring us to engage the core diagonally, mimicking the movement required in a correctly executed tennis shot.