Tennis Mobility and Warm Up

Injuries have a massive impact when it comes to individualised sports. If you are involved in a team sport and you are injured, you can rely on team mates to cover for you and help you out during play. Not in tennis, you are all alone!  This is why you need to avoid injuries as much as possible. We have identified some key areas which will help protect you from serious injury and keep you on court. They will also make you a more robust and confident athlete. When it comes to tennis mobility and warm up, we like to… Continue reading

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Tennis Testing and Assessment

“What Gets Measured, Gets Managed” At tennis fitness we believe it is very important to assess an athlete and measure where they are at and then work out what level they need to be at. We firmly believe, if we put all our athletes through a movement analysis, whether that analysis is movement based, speed based, aerobic based and incorporate strength testing we will get a  clear picture of how an athlete works and where they are currently at. So if you know where they are currently at, we can actually program to where they want to be and track their… Continue reading

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Tennis Periodised Plan

Can you imagine something as silly as doing the same thing all the time and expecting the result to be different! Silly silly silly….. I have found myself doing this in the past with my training, strapped for time I would go to what I’d always done, what I was comfortable doing, did it work? Yeah sort of, could have I done better? Heck yeah! I’ve long regarded having a “Periodised Tennis Training Plan” just as important as the actual tennis exercises within the plan. Here is some information on why I think that way. Our bodies have extremely complexed… Continue reading

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9 Things That Must Be In EVERY Tennis Fitness Program

Having spent time looking into the future of strength and conditioning and how much things have moved in the last 5 years, we decided to get a new and improved structure. First, we analysed and researched the ideal tennis athlete. What they need physically (Strong, lean, resilient bodies) to perform at their best. Taking into consideration; The demands on the body, time under tension, volume, length of points, recovery etc. We came up with our new system – “Martin Method 9 Threads” In this day and age of multi-tasking and joint ventures we wanted to look for people who we could… Continue reading

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Roger And Serena They Are Both Losers

If you want junior tennis players to reach their potential on the court, then they need to learn some hard truths and the earlier the better. “Competing Is Tennis” you either compete against yourself (looking to improve yourself) or you are on the court against an opponent. Learning to compete fairly, win gracefully, lose with dignity all whilst giving it 100% can be a tough and long process for junior tennis players, some never get there. We have a feeling people are losing sight of the fact that tennis is a brutal sport on your emotions and that in reality… Continue reading

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