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YOUR SIMPLE GUIDE TO STRETCHING

There are two types of stretching, DYNAMIC and STATIC.
Both are important, but they need to be used at the right time to be effective.

 

DYNAMIC STRETCHING

What? Stretching muscles while moving
When? After your warm up and before you play
How? Gently get your muscles moving to their maximum range mimicking movements during play...
...high-steps, arm circles, racquet swings and lunges
Top tip: Avoid movements that stretch the muscles to extremes!

STATIC STRETCHING

What? Stretching muscles while the body is at rest
When? After playing. Static stretches before a match can in the early stages decrease power & performance!
How? Stretch to the point of tension [but never pain] and hold it for 15 to 30 seconds.
Work on key muscles, particularly areas that are tired or feel tight.

Top tip: Do this immediately after play when your muscles
are at their most flexible

 

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