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 move well, you get to ball fast and on balance, and your shots are going to be more powerful. The lunges are an excellent addition to your tennis fitness program because they work the entire lower body – glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves, and also your core, balance, coordination and explosive power. To make the lunges even more valuable, let’s look at a more functional, tennis specific lunge.