We gave Tennis Warehouse-sponsored pros Andre Dome and Daniel Nguyen a GoPro camera as they set off for Seoul, Korea to compete in a series of ITF Futures tournaments. In the first episode, they give us an introduction into their day-to-day lifestyle and even a glimpse of some authentic Korean BBQ!
Andre Dome competed for and recently graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and was their first ever NCAA Division I All-American in the program’s history. After his successful collegiate career he’s giving the pro tour a try. He’s currently ranked #1358 in the ATP singles rankings. WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDRE DOME HERE!
Daniel Nguyen also had an extremely successful collegiate career, competing for USC and helping them win four consecutive NCAA Team Championship titles. He’s also the first Vietnamese-American tennis player ever to compete in the US Open. He’s currently ranked #486 in the ATP singles rankings.
Local tennis star Andre Dome has already accomplished a lot in his young tennis career. The California Central Coast standout was a Blue Chip recruit out of high school and an NCAA Division I All-American in college, the first in the history of his alma mater, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Now, Andre is giving the ATP pro tour a try. Check out the interview to learn more about him and the beginning of his long, arduous and rewarding journey playing professional tennis.
Novak Djokovic’s incredible flexibility helps him stay injury free and hit effective shots on the run.
So you just finished your second match of the day with more tournament action scheduled for tomorrow morning. What steps can you take towards recovery?
Arguably the most important action you can take is to sneak in all important cool-down stretch. This will help to ensure that your fatigued muscles do not remain stiff going into the next day of competition. Research has shown that static stretching performed after an activity can often be more important to athletic performance over time than when done before exercise. Yet it is important to get your stretching in very soon after the workout while the muscles are still warm. Below are five of my favorite stretches that you can do even before leaving the courts!
(NOTE: The stretches below should each last a total of 1-3 minutes)