Here's your “Tennis Fix of the Day”: Stretch before you get out on the court. Spending just 10 to 20 minutes stretching out your muscles before you start playing makes a huge difference in how quickly you can get into a groove. But waiting until you're out on the court means you probably won't do much stretching at all. (You need to get water and find your towel and spin the racquet and figure out whether to serve or receive . . . .) Stretching is an important part of getting ready for your match – making sure the large muscles in your legs and arms are warmed up can help prevent injuries and soreness. Look, if you're going to spend 15 minutes picking out your tennis outfit, you can spend at least that much time taking care of yourself with some real stretching!
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