It looks like the colder weather is on its way though that isn’t going to prevent most of us from continuing to play tennis through the winter. So I just wanted to remind everyone about the importance of a good warm up session before playing, especially if you are going to play in cold weather.
Our muscles work best when they are warm and supple with a good blood flow going through them. The aim of a warm up is to gradually increase heart rate and get those muscles warm and ready for action. Without this preparation your muscles and ligaments are far more likely to suffer some form of injury. A good warm up before you play and good clothing to maintain body temperature, whilst wicking away sweat gives you the best chance of a good performance and avoidance of injury.
I will be posting a leaflet about warming up and appropriate clothing soon which can be downloaded…so watch this space!