5 Pickleball Warm-Up Exercises
Pickleball is a fun way to stay active, healthy and socially connected. Sustaining an injury can significantly disrupt the ability to play. Targeted exercises, supported by scientific research, can develop improved flexibility, coordination, power and endurance to promote the longevity of your game. With this Pickleball Pre-Game Warm-Up, learn how to prevent injuries while enjoying a lifetime of Pickleball.
Perform each warm-up exercise for 1 minute.
Safety Warning: Please make sure you have something to put a hand on if you need help with your balance. If any of these are painful, please consult your physical therapist.
Step forward and slowly lower the back knee to the ground. Come back to the starting position and step with the opposite foot.
Step out to the side and lower your hips down. Come back up and return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side.
Loop your band around a stable surface (fence, doorknob). Pull the band with both arms towards your body, squeeze your shoulder blades together and slowly return to starting position.
Shoulder Flexion Pulses
Loop a band around your wrists. Quickly make small movements pulling the band apart a little as you raise your arms overhead.