Just wondering, how many players here supplement the amount of time they spend on court with tennis-specific training programmes at the gym?
And if you do, what is most effective?
Aug 2nd, 2012, 06:27 PM
I used to do lots of sprints and running in general, but it just never translated because I never ran that much in matches.
Core work with medicine balls and exercises that build arm strength seem most useful.
Aug 3rd, 2012, 05:54 AM
I do strength training mostly for injury prevention. Consist of various free weight exercises targeting my shoulders, forearms, biceps and triceps. I also do lunges and squats with weights to strengthen my quads/hamstrings (helps protect the knees).
I do a bit of medicine ball work for my core but not much. I alternate weight training and cardio which is basically treadmill for 30 mins, nothing major.