Creating a feeling of proper loading and unloading the body parts is first step in creating the awareness of the power source
Implementing breathing in the tennis practice routine will enable players to:
1. Rely on the kinetic chain as the source of power and control
2. Have more constant timing of the strokes
3. Relax the muscles during the contact point
4. Perform with effortless and fluent follow through
5. Decrease the levels of anxiety and stress during and after the points
6. Increase the levels of concentration and confidence
7. Stabilize the core
8. Move efficiently
9. Delay the Feeling of fatigue
10. Reduce the chances of injuries
After the contact phase, it is all about directing the ball and deceleration of the whole movement in the way that the muscles, tendons and ligaments are protected from the chronic injuries.
It’s amazing that we can have the real time feedback about the ratio of the proper to unproper muscles used during the stroke execution using Athos equipment.
Contact point is the peak of the acceleration phase. The energy created through the kinetic chain is finally transferred into the distal wrist joint directing the energy of the leg drive, trunk rotation, shoulder internal rotation, forearm pronation and finally the wrist flexion into one special point of time and space
In the cocking phase, the elastic energy is stored in the major slow moving muscle groups, and through the acceleration phase, this energy is released through the faster moving muscle groups to the ball. How?