Category Archives : Fitness

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Glute Kick-back for Maximum Tennis Performance

In the previous Glute Bridge article, you were introduced to the importance of strong and functional glute muscles for tennis players. The glutes are extending the hips during running, sprinting and lunging on the court. During the directional changes, the glutes are assisting in abduction and external rotation of the hip. If one or both of your glutes get dysfunctional, […]

Glute Kickback For Maximum Performance

Glute Bridge for Maximum Athletic Performance

Maybe the most underestimated muscle in the athlete’s body is the most important one: gluteus, also known as glute, butt or booty. Gluteus is one of the biggest consisting of gluteus maximus, medius and minimus. Its function is a hip extension, hyperextension, abduction and external rotation. It assists with sprinting, jumping, twisting and changing directions, which are the movements that […]


Strong Hip Flexors for Improved Speed and Performance

Every athlete can benefit from strong hip flexors. However, hip flexor strengthening is very seldom included in the training regimen. For a tennis player, strong hip flexors, hamstrings and glutes will improve performance dramatically. The stronger the hip flexors, the faster you are going to be, because you will have more powerful and faster forward movement. Lateral movement in tennis […]


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 […]