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Tennis is becoming an extremely physical sport. It requires a solid foundation of strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility and balance. All of these areas need to be trained in some form during a training week. Structuring a weekly schedule to ensure that all these components are appropriately trained can be challenging. Therefore, it is recommended that you consult a certified strength and conditioning specialist who has experience training tennis players and will go through the proper planning and implement a program that will maximize performance.

Periodically, USTA Tennessee will post an article that will address varying tennis-related topics such as tennis training, fitness, footwork, stretching, nutrition, and competition. 



Developing Trunk Rotation in Tennis

Trunk rotation is a vital movement in tennis and all of racket sports. One thing we have to realize is that the tennis stroke doesn't hapen by itself, and we need to teach the body how to properly drive from the ground up through the hip.... MORE >>  


Speed and Agility Training for Tennis:  Part 1

Speed and agility are common traits that all tennis players need to become successful. A player may have the best strokes and shot selection, but if you can't get to the ball and have your body in the proper position, you are lost.  MORE >> 


Speed and Agility Training for Tennis:  Part 2


Speed and agility is a mix of several different movement skills. Training just to be just is a simplistic way to improve, but there are more components, that when broken down, will allow the athlete to reach greater potential. MORE >> 

Improving Tennis Performance with a Proper Dynamic Warm-Up

Properly warming up before a tennis match or practice is essential to improve performance and also reduce the likelihood of injury. MORE >> 


8 Ways To Prevent Injuries in Tennis

Injury prevention is key, even at a young age.  By keeping in mind some of the following advice, you can dramatically decrease the liklihood of injury and also maximize performance.  MORE >>