Pilates Springboard for the Tennis Athlete

Sarah, high school athlete, practicing forehand.

Sarah, high school athlete, practicing forehand.

The reason I love working on the springboard with my athletes is because of the flexibility it gives me to adjust the spring height to the appropriate height of my client.  Pictured is Sarah, tennis player, practicing her forehand.  Using the springboard to practice both forehand and backhand shots allows Sarah to simulate swinging her tennis racket while perfecting her footwork, engaging her core muscles and strengthening her swing.  It doesn't matter what sport you play, if you use your arms, legs and core while playing, the springboard is one piece of equipment you want to use on a regular basis. 

Written by Nicole Lockhart, Certified Pilates Instructor.