Category Archives : Performance

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Power Balance Bracelet Does Not Improve Tennis Performance

You have probably seen the colorful rubber bracelets with a magnet, which are supposed to improve your balance, strength and flexibility. They cost around $30. Can they really help you with your tennis fitness and performance? The American Council of Exercise (ACE) sponsored a study to help determine if wearing a Power Balance bracelet will indeed enhance your performance. John […]


Improve your Tennis Fitness with Basic Kettlebell Swing

In addition to endurance and strength, good tennis fitness requires a lot of explosive power. You need to have strong legs, hips and core to load, coil and uncoil into the shot. Kettlebells are excellent tool to train your hips, core, legs, shoulder stabilizers and endurance simultaneously. Performing the basic kettlebell swing will get your heart rate high up, almost […]


Strength and Power for Injury-free Tennis

Strength and Power for Injury-free Tennis EBook

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


Myofascial Release for Injury Prevention eBook

Trigger points are small, extremely painful spots in your muscles. If you push on these spots, you will feel agonizing pain and will want to pull away. Trigger points can develop as a result of muscular injuries or trauma, improper body mechanics or structural imbalances, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, stress, over-training, and more. Trigger points inhibit proper function of […]

Myofascial Release for Injury Prevention EBook

Static Stretching e-Booklet (store)

Stretching Routine for Injury Prevention e-Booklet

Flexibility training is possibly the least popular and the most underrated element of tennis fitness training. Even though you might have heard a lot of contradicting opinions about the importance of stretching in the injury prevention, it is obvious that the flexibility of the muscles and joints plays an important roll in any athletic movement. The muscles that are not […]


David Ranney about “Tennis Fitness for the Love of it”

David Ranney (www.maxtennis.com) is the expert on playing the mental game of tennis. He has been studying the mental game for over 25 years. I have recently met David and participated in his mental seminars (read about his free offer here) and he has a lot of great information and knowledge to offer. If you live in California, Washington or Oregon, […]


Interview with Oscar Wegner

The legendary tennis coach Oscar Wegner (modern tennis methodology) has interviewed me about my book “Tennis Fitness for the Love of it.” We were chatting about the importance of fitness and stretching for maximum tennis performance and life. Watch, listen and enjoy! You can find more of Oscar’s teachings at www.tennisteacher.com


Table of Calories Burned per 30 mins Activity

The table below shows calories burned per 30 minute activity for people of 125, 155 and 185 lbs. Approximate your calorie expenditure if your weight is in between. The activities are from the least to the most vigorous.   125 pound person 155 pound person 185 pound person Gym Activities       Weight Lifting: general 90 112 133 Aerobics: […]