FIND OUT THE 5 MUST DO'S FOR PLAYERS "OVER 40"
Training for tennis over 40 can be challenging! For many players, the loss of energy and time makes it challenging. We need to also consider physically what happens as we age (Loss of muscle mass, aerobic capacity, and flexibility).
These factors alone will make it hard for even the seasoned player to deal with. So what can we do to combat these issues?
Read on for our “5 must do’s” for players over 40.
Before we get into our 5 must do’s, the first area we need to attack is the “Mindset” this is an area that I have found most players over 40 struggle with. Many people reside in the fact they are aging and “that's it”.
They keep doing the same things all the time, with no improvement (It is like watching a sinking ship). We cannot do much to stop the aging process but we can, by all means, do our best to slow it down and make the most of what we have.
Switching the mindset to a growth mindset...
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No matter what level of tennis you play, it is important to have a controlled and effective serve. Having a solid serve will keep the pressure on your opponents and boost your confidence.
By adding a specific serving program into your tennis training program, you will see your serve improve in power and control. As you know a tennis player’s service action engages the total body. So here we have given you some of the pro’s tennis exercises for improving your serve.
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