Thanasi Kokkinakis adds Pilates to his training regime

Filed under: Pilates News — Wayne on January 8, 2018

Australian tennis star, Thanasi Kokkinakis has changed the way he trains in a bid to recover his strength after suffering multiple injuries.

In 2015, Kokkinakis injured his shoulder. He recovered quickly but was again unable to play for several months when he pulled a pectoral muscle in the summer of 2016. Around the same time, he suffered from a problem with his elbow. However, he persevered and after each injury, he recovered and began playing again.

Just as the young star was hitting his stride again, he strained his abdominal muscles, so was unable to play in the Sydney International or the Australian Open in 2017. This led to him taking several months off, to give himself enough time to rebuild his body and be ready for the 2018 season. He recently told reporters more about how he was doing this. Kokkinakis said:

“I started doing Pilates, and I think that’s actually helped me.”

The 21-year old star is not the only tennis player to turn to Pilates for help with building up their strength. In 2016, Andy Murray revealed that Pilates is an important component of his training regime and the Williams sisters are also big fans.

Pilates classes in Pilates classes pilates classes Pilates classes from Pilates classes in Rochdale pilates classes Rochdale to Pilates classes in Blackburn pilates classes Blackburn are full of badminton, tennis and squash players who are working hard to improve their game. They particularly benefit from being able to build a stronger core and being able to increase their stretch. Pilates also helps to increase awareness of what the body is doing, which makes it easier to identify the adjustments needed to play well.

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