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Bradford Tennis Tips- Singles

How to Get the Most Out of the 5-Minute Warm-Up in Tennis

As with other sports, a tennis warm-up gets you physically and mentally ready to play and also helps you avoid injury. This warm-up will give you plenty of options to choose from.

  • STEP 1: Jog for a few minutes.
  • STEP 2: Jump rope as well, if desired.
  • STEP 3: Stretch the major muscle groups involved in tennis. These include the hamstrings and quadriceps (front and back of thighs), and the calves. You can also do upper-body stretches.
  • STEP 4: Get onto the court for a pre-hitting routine. Start up close, with players on both sides taking light, or "baby," shots from the net.
  • STEP 5: Work your way back to mid-court, and eventually back to the baseline.
  • STEP 6: Get back to the net for a few volleys and overheads.
  • STEP 7: Do warm-up serves last.


  • Make sure to do the warm-up and stretch. It's important for young players to develop good habits.
  • Warm up and stretch in various ways. Tennis requires turning your body in all directions.
  • Tennis is a physically demanding sport that may result in serious injury. We suggest that you seek the proper equipment and training before undertaking this activity.