Having useful equipment for tennis at hand is important for any player who is committed to tennis training and competing at an optimal level. Many professionals travel with their own tennis training equipment and recovery equipment. Not only do they realize the benefits of various pieces of equipment, but they also understand that those fitness accessories aren’t always available on the road.
Let’s look at some equipment that is commonly used by tennis players (Tennis pros to tennis kids)
These bands, comprising rubber tubing with handles attached, are one of our favorite pieces of equipment – we recommend that every player has a set.
Weighing around 800 grams, resistance bands are used for strength training and can be used instead of dumbbells. Adding to the appeal is the fact that resistance bands are lightweight and extremely versatile.
You can also add a waist belt attachment for tennis speed and agility work. We...
Quality tennis footwork could be the most critical element to help you win more matches. You have to get it right! Have you noticed how well Roger Federer moves? It can be hard to understand how smooth and graceful he moves when you watch on TV but when you see him glide around on court in person, you can truly appreciate why he is regarded as the greatest mover in the game. As tennis trainers we appreciate what these tennis pros can do and how hard they work out for tennis.
While we can’t promise you’ll reach the same standard as Federer, there are proven ways to improve your footwork on court. We’d like to share the ‘Tennis Fitness, Martin Method” tennis movement patterns that we use daily with the players who work with us. Firstly it's important you understand there are six types of footwork steps used on the tennis court. Once you understand this, you can then plan your tennis training around the footwork steps you feel need more...