Today's #TechniqueThursday is something all tennis players should know! EFFICIENT WARM UP ROUTINE by Gary Kitchell.
ARMS: Giant arm circles, both forward and backward. Take a tennis ball and using a overhead throwing motion, throw the ball at a fence. LEGS: Face a section of a fence, hold on with both hands at about shoulder height and at arms length away and begin a series of toe in and toe out hip swings. Place your right leg out in front with your knee straight, and swing your leg across your body allowing your leg to rotate so your right foot is pointing left, now swing your leg back across and to the right allowing your leg to rotate so your foot is pointing right. MOVEMENT: Starting at the baseline, jog forward to the net. Turn and face the right sideline and do carioca dance steps to the baseline. Turn and face the left sideline and repeat the carioca footwork to the net. Turn and face the net, jog backwards to the baseline, maintaining good balance while pumping your arms. Skip forward to the net, turn around and skip to the baseline. - - -
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