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The 7 Tennis Training Don'ts

If you are not getting the basics right your game will be heavily capped. There are some areas you want to avoid as a tennis player. Below is a list of some that I feel are important to get right.


7 Tennis Training Don'ts

  1. Bad Punctuality  
    Being consistently late for training has a lot of negative ramifications for your game. First of all your coach/trainer will get frustrated and can lose motivation and focus, I know it has with me in the past, as a tennis trainer subconsciously when players are showing up late consistently I ask myself how much do they want this and how much do they respect what I am doing.

    You also lose precious time that you could have used to improve, if you consistently show up 5min late for 1 year, which adds up to a lot of missed lessons, costing you money and the chance to become a better player. The thing with punctuality is that it is about attitude and you can control when and where you are going, so control what time you get yourself to...
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Tennis Shoulder Exercises using the Best Tennis Equipment!

 

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;

  • What kind of Stimulus does the exercise/equipment elicit? (Strength, Power, Endurance, Stability, etc)
  • What kind of Forces do you need to overcome with it? (Body Weight, External Load, Gravity, etc) 
  • What specific Body Positions does it teach? (Retracted Scapula, Neutral Spine, Braced Core, etc) 

 

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...

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5 Steps to an Effective Tennis Warm Up

Among all your match day routines, there is nothing that is more important than effective pre-match tennis warm-up. It not only prepares your body for competition but also reduces the risk of tennis injury and it helps get you mentally ready for the competition too.

The obstacle for some players is an understanding of what works best. As tennis fitness trainers, we are constantly hearing from players: I am not sure what to do for tennis warm-up before I play.

The good news is that it doesn't need to be complicated to be structured.

Here are 5 steps to achieve effective tennis warm-up, which should take you around 10-15 minutes to complete.

Perfect Timing- Allocate 10-15 minutes to complete your tennis warm-up and then allow that same period of time for a breather before you step on the court.

1. CARDIO

3-5 minutes of either skipping or running (forward, backward, and lateral) is the perfect way to start your tennis warm-up. Remember...

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5 Steps to an Effective Tennis Warm Up

Among all your match day routines, there is nothing that is more important than effective pre-match tennis warm-up. It not only prepares your body for competition but also reduces the risk of tennis injury and it helps get you mentally ready for the competition too.

The obstacle for some players is an understanding of what works best. As tennis fitness trainers, we are constantly hearing from players: I am not sure what to do for a tennis warm-up before I play.

The good news is that it doesn't need to be complicated to be structured.

Here are 5 steps to achieve effective tennis warm-up, which should take you around 10-15 minutes to complete.

Perfect Timing- Allocate 10-15 minutes to complete your tennis warm-up and then allow that same period of time for a breather before you step on the court.

1. CARDIO

3-5 minutes of either skipping or running (forward, backward, and lateral) is the perfect way to start your tennis warm-up. Remember the aim is to...

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All You Need to Know About Tennis Mobility and Warm Up

Injuries have a massive impact when it comes to individualized sports. If you are involved in a team sport and you are injured, you can rely on teammates to cover for you and help you out during play. Not in tennis, you are all alone!  This is why you need to avoid tennis 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 focus on a joint by joint approach, either working from the bottom up or from the top down.  Whether that’s using myofascial release, trigger point work or dynamic stretching.

We think these are three key areas that are highly important for creating a robust tennis player, that is more resilient to injury.

We recommend performing mobility exercises prior to tennis training. This helps elongate muscles and open joints up for correct movement...

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