Have you noticed that a lot of tennis players work out on a stationary bike after their match is finished? The tennis match itself is tiring, why do they work out on a bike after the match?
A slow workout on a bike helps players cool down after the match. Tennis players spend only 10-15 minutes on the bike. The workout slows the heart rate down, removes lactic acid build-up, and allows them to recover faster.
Biking after a match also reduces muscle cramps and chances of injury. But not all tennis players prefer the stationary bike for their cooldown routine.
Other cooldown techniques include a light jog and hitting some balls on the tennis court. Tennis players usually this-up with a stretch, massage, or an ice bath.