Should I be lifting weights before I play tennis?

My team and I have a daily routine for tennis practice. First we run a mile, then we go to the weight room and do several different weight lifting exercises, and then we play tennis. Is lifting weights bad before playing tennis? Can it affect our performance on the courts?

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  1. Sean, 30 March, 2010

    After you lift weights you loose a lot of your flexibility. Also, you loose a lot of accuracy.

  2. ODSTBlizzard, 30 March, 2010

    nope. You’ll get tired.

  3. Tennis Star, 30 March, 2010

    if its light lifting it shouldn’t make a difference. But if your trying to do your maximum bench press or something, then that’ll have negative effects on your game.

  4. FREAKING RIPPED, 30 March, 2010

    It would probably be better if you did it sometime when you don’t have tennis immediately. You will get tired, and your arms will probably feel like jello.

  5. kate M, 30 March, 2010

    you know i think our coach should read this, because yesterday she was like "i disagree with you", and that pretty much ended our ‘team meeting’.

    our practice is 2 hrs. the running and the weights take about 45-60 minutes

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