Category: Body

Tennis demands a healthy body.  Don’t just play tennis to get fit, play better by getting fit to play tennis. Check out our tennis blog articles to improve your tennis fitness and health especially the ‘snack-sized’ workouts that are perfect to squeeze in after playing.

Powerful strokes for tennis

Tennis players need to be well-rounded athletes able to play for 3 hours or more, with high levels of speed, agility, balance, and power.  Pound-for-pound, elite tennis players have some of the highest levels of conditioning with powerful legs, strong core, and toned upper body. But, while tennis players need to be strong, they need to […]

Core strength and stability for tennis

Core exercises to improve strength and stability in tennis are a vital part of fitness training for tennis. The abdominal, oblique and lower back muscles are extensively used for the three basic and most important shots in tennis – the serve, forehand, and backhand.  Strengthening your core will provide that vital stability for times when […]

Tennis footwork drills

As part of our focus on ensuring a healthy body for tennis, we have devised ‘snack-sized’ workouts, each with 3-7 drills, that can be done anywhere in just seven minutes or repeated or combined for a longer overall workout. There are no longer any excuses for introducing a fitness regime into your tennis training. To […]

Glossary of tennis terms and acronyms

Like many sports, tennis is a game full of terms and acronyms.  This article seeks to help explain the meaning of these items.  It will remain ‘work in progress’ and we will be adding as we discover new terms or acronyms.  If you consider we can explain one of them better, or have missed anything, […]

How the weather impacts a tennis match

When preparing for a tennis match, or competition, players will plan for every possible outcome to make sure they are able to cope with all scenarios. There is, however, one thing you cannot account for, the weather. The uncontrollable nature of the weather presents a number of different challenges that tennis players must overcome to […]

Best 8: Tennis recovery & rehab tools

Tennis can be a brutal sport for all parts of your body head-to-toe including feet, ankles, knees, hips, back, shoulders, arms, and wrists.  Tennis clinics, lessons, and both singles and doubles matches can lead to all kinds of conditions like Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, patellar tendonitis) (jumper’s knee), tennis elbow, and rotator cuff tears.  It is […]