Pilates for Golf and Tennis
Pilates is intense, perfectly positioned, and precisely executed. It is for the competitive and professional athlete.
Golfers and Tennis Players! Pilates will make you hit the ball stronger, farther, straighter and more accurately. Here's why:
- Pilates strengthens your core and allows your strength to come from your center, not your extremities
- Pilates stabilizes the pelvis and shoulder girdles
- Pilates balances both sides of your body
- Pilates will increase your flexibility which will allow you more range of motion and more strength.
- Pilates will help you make corrections to your body that you don't even know exist. Once corrected, you'll hit farther, stronger, straighter and more accurately.
Of all the professional athletes doing Pilates, golfers have adapted to it the fastest. Pilates disciples include David Duval, Annika Sorenstam and Kelli Kuehne. --USA Today
Tennis players are also doing Pilates for the added muscular endurance, explosiveness in the legs and for power, power and power. Tennis players are working on the Pilates reformer to push their game to the next level.
You may already know someone doing Pilates for their tennis game:
USA Today documents how Pilates has helped pro golfers. Read Golfers getting into swing of fitness regimen
Think Pilates is just for ballet dancers? Think again! Read how pro football, basketball and baseball stars have incorporated Pilates into their training programs. Read Male athletes get no pain, big gains from Pilates
See how Pilates has helped a group of golfers at Tantallon Country Club in Ft. Washington, MD. View it here
What other athletes have to say about Pilates:
"Pilates has made me quicker, more explosive."
--Jason Kidd, NJ Nets, NBA
"I used to feel like crap after practice and games but not since Pilates. I learned to breathe through my muscles. My posture is better. I can run more fluidly. And I increased my bench workouts. I came out of the season injury-free."
--Ruben Brown; Chicago Bears, NFL
"Pilates is going to add five, six, seven...years to my career."
--Rocco Mediate; PGA Tour pro
Strength and conditioning coach for the Texas Rangers, Fernando Montes began recommending Pilates to his players in the early 1990's. Pilates helped the players gain strength from the center, or core, while "limiting the amount of stress on the joints. It gave them greater range of motion, and exposed some of their weaknesses."