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Core fundamentals in tennis
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This article focuses on the importance of incorporating core stability exercises in to a tennis player’s work out program. It concentrates on the function of the core, exercise examples and why it is specific to improving tennis performance and injury prevention.

INTRODUCTION

Tennis is a unique sport whereby players are constantly adjusting and adapting to each ball received. In tennis, there is no guarantee that two balls will be received in the same way, demanding a player to consistently change direction and modify their position in relation to each ball. Tennis is played on various surfaces which alters the way in which a tennis player moves and responds to a ball. Quicker surfaces such as a hard courts command players to prepare more rapidly than perhaps a slower court, like a clay court would and thus in turn changing their movement patterns.

Tennis demands a player to employ multi-directional movement patterns that can be dictated by the style of player or opponent. “Upper and lower core strength training provides a stable three dimensional Tennis demands a player to employ multi-directional movement patterns that can be dictated by the style of player or opponent. “Upper and lower core strength training provides a stable three dimensional. Upper and lower extremities work together during tennis strokes and movement patterns to ensure that a player arrives to the ball on time, balanced and in the best position possible to hit the ball.

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