Eye Exercises to Improve Vision for Tennis and Life

Good vision is important not just for tennis but for everything that you do in life. Just like the muscles in the body, the small muscles in the eyes would benefit from some training. There are special clinics for vision therapy for athletes and obviously, they are great. But if you cannot do a vision therapy under the doctor’s supervision, you […]


Myofascial Release Recovery Routine After Activity

Every high level athlete is pushing his or her body to the extreme – training every day for hours and often on hard surfaces (the concrete courts of Los Angeles are very unfriendly to the tennis player’s body!). Additionally, the uneven nature of tennis where one side is always used more than the other, makes it even worse for your […]


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 […]


Hamstrings Myofascial Release

It is very common that tennis players have tight hamstrings. You use them when running and jumping on court as they are assisting to bend your knee and extend the hip. And if you are one of the few that stretch the hamstrings regularly, and despite all the stretching they still remain tight, you need to do myofascial release. When you […]


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 […]


Calf Myofascial Release for Injury Prevention

A tennis player’s calf muscles work extremely hard on the tennis court, especially the concrete courts of Los Angeles. To play good tennis you need to be light on your feet with the weight on your front foot most of the time. The constant small steps to adjust the body to the oncoming ball, pushing off, stopping and changing directions […]


Prevent Pain in Calf Muscles

Strained or torn calf muscle is a frightening thought for every tennis player. It can easily happen when you push off or lunge after a ball. Often it happens when the athlete hasn’t warmed up properly or the calf muscles are de-conditioned and tight. Previous calf injuries make the calf muscles more vulnerable for future injuries as well. Calf muscles are […]