Training with bands is from my point of view one of the most underutilized training modalities going round! Resistance bands are one of the best tennis equipment for players.
They’re lightweight, portable, durable, and have a tonne of uses for the Weekend Warrior, right through to the Seasoned Pro.
When I train the body I look at it from a number of angles when it comes to exercise and equipment selection;
Resistance Bands have a unique influence on all 3, and that's why I love them and use them on a daily basis.
If I was to wear my High-Performance hat for a second and think about the tennis scene, there are 4 key areas that a High-Performance...
Having yourself physically and mentally ready can be just the start of good preparation for practice, a match, or tournament season.
Read on to find out how to get athletes ready to go........
We've helped 100s of players prepare for tennis matches, junior tournaments through to grand slams. In our opinion, the preparation should be no different for a junior to a pro athlete.
Learning to get things right at a young age is very important and creating the habits of being organised, punctual, and responsible will have long-term positive results for anyone.
The other day I had a young player I train tell me they felt dizzy, I asked him when he ate last he said, at 1.15 pm, and it was 5.30 pm. His blood sugar levels were obviously low, I said to him you need to eat at least 1.5hrs before coming to training, he turned and looked at his mum and said, "mum you need to remember that!" His mum said ok, so what should he eat before coming.
I said wait a moment, his 14, fit and able, he can...
Tennis is a year-round sport with tournaments played globally and often in hot conditions. Traveling on tour can be brutal for players, as there are many different factors that need to be considered along with a focus on tennis fitness. They range from changing time zones, managing jet lag, coping with new cuisine to cultural and language barriers. To ensure health and fitness are not compromised, it's important to be prepared and keep going on with your tennis fitness schedule.
Adopting these simple but effective measures can help improve travel experience...
Make the Internet your best friend before traveling. Do well research prior to arriving at destinations to learn the location of grocery shops, health food stores, restaurants, gymnasiums, and pools. Organize a schedule, which includes training and meal plans, before departing to ensure your routine is maintained on the road. It is still important to be flexible and not to expect anything when you travel, however...
Tennis is an extremely complex sport. Physically, you need to be able to run fast, change direction on a dime, jump multiple times, be strong, have optimal endurance, and be able to react quickly to the ball.
Resistance bands are the most functional, transportable, and reliable piece of tennis equipment for players of any level as you work towards those objectives.
We think so highly of tennis resistance bands that we’ve designed programs using them. We use them regularly with all players of all standards – ranging from juniors to our most seasoned professionals. They provide everything we need to get players fitter, stronger, and more dynamic on the court.
Here are three reasons why resistance bands are must-have tennis training equipment.
1. Specificity – The bands can be used on the court to perform movements that are specific for tennis. They can also be used for multi-purpose tennis exercises, including rotational patterns.