Category Archives : Performance

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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 […]


Jump Rope to Extreme Tennis Fitness

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 […]


Healthy Nutrition for Optimal Tennis Fitness

To the majority of tennis players performance enhancement means practicing their tennis strokes: to identify the weak link – forehand, backhand, serve or volleys – and then focus on the improvement; or maybe to strengthen their strengths, or work on the tennis fitness. Maybe a few work on the mental toughness as well. But how about if you get into a […]


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 […]


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 […]

Burpees: the ultimate conditioning exercise

One-leg squat

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 […]