Stretching will increase your swing on the tennis court, give you a longer drive on the golf course, help you get into a deeper squat, lengthen your stride, and enhance your overall performance. Stretching decompresses your body making you feel taller and lighter. Shortened and tight muscles will pull bones together causing more friction, wear and tear on the joints. Tight muscles will also compress the disks between the vertebrae of the spine. Feel free in your body with better flexibility and more range of motion.