Category Archives : Fitness

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Mini Workout — Legs, Core and Upper Body Stabilizers

To become a great tennis player doesn’t mean that you only play and practice tennis. You have to give at least the same amount of time and attention to your fitness. The better your tennis fitness, the more success you will have on the court. You want to have strong legs and core, good balance, coordination and explosive power. You might […]


Mini Workout – Core and Shoulder Stabilizers

The sunny spring weather in Los Angeles motivates everybody to get in shape, which for most people would mean to own nicely defined abdominals. Besides a tanned and lean midsection, for a tennis player being in shape should mean “a strong and functional core”. Strong legs and core, functional hips and shoulders, good flexibility and balance are very important elements for […]


Mini Workout — Legs, Core and Foot Work

Leg strength, core strength, balance, coordination and flexibility – that’s what you need to work on to become sufficiently fit to play good tennis. Most of the players realize how important role the fitness plays in tennis, and they visit the gym on a regular basis. In Los Angeles where the weather is sunny almost the entire year, a tough […]


Left Brain, Right Brain: Increase your Mental Toughness by Exercising your Brain

Most people are used to exercise the body, but how about exercising the brain to become a better and tougher tennis player? When you play a tennis match, you notice if your opponent is left handed or right handed. However, do you ever think if your opponent is right brained or left brained? It is harder to see but if […]


Jumping Rope to Improve Performance

A good footwork is essential for playing good tennis. Good footwork means: small steps, ability to change direction swiftly and to always be on balance while performing sprints sideways or forward and backward. Unfortunately, most tennis players don’t give enough attention to footwork. They might go for a run, but long distance running won’t improve the foot work. Good footwork drills […]

Jump Rope to Extreme Tennis Fitness

Upper Back Row with Theraband

Tight shoulders or neck and tension headaches can be very unpleasant and almost everybody will experience them occasionally and some even regularly. Bad posture with head forward, tight chest muscles and weak upper back muscles are the culprit. If you look around, people with round upper backs and heads forward are a very common sight. The older they are, the more […]


Functional Crossover Lunge for Tennis

In the modern tennis game the player’s fitness and conditioning is more and more important. For the player who strives for improvement, the off-court tennis fitness training should be as crucial as tennis play itself – with the focus on strength, explosive power, balance, agility, coordination, endurance and injury prevention. In tennis the key element is great movement – if you […]


Burpees: the ultimate conditioning exercise

Burpee — the Ultimate Conditioning Exercise

A fit tennis player needs to have a strong, explosive, and well-coordinated body with great stamina and flexibility. If there is one exercise that can achieve all this—it is the burpee. It works your cardio-vascular system and almost all the major muscle groups in the body, such as legs, core, chest, shoulders, and arms. It is a popular exercise in […]


One-Leg Squat — the Most Important Exercise

If you could have one exercise that will train simultaneously your strength, balance, coordination, flexibility and mental toughness, would you do it? Such exercise does exist – it is called one-leg squat (or ‘pistol’ in some other athletic areas). You don’t need any fancy equipment or location, only a serious focus and strong will. As a result, your tennis fitness […]

One-leg squat

Shoulder External Rotation with a Resistance Band

The repetitive nature of tennis puts your body under severe stresses and potential injuries, especially in the knees, ankles, lower back and shoulders. Shoulder injuries are one of the most common in a tennis player because the shoulder muscles are relatively small and exposed to tremendous repetitive forces. Also, because of the large range of motion in the shoulder, the […]