Fitness, strength and conditioning is a crucial component in allowing players to successfully reach their potential and achieve their goals. In the ever increasing physical nature of tennis, players who are at their peak physically are able to fully execute their talents to the best of their ability. Our fitness, strength and conditioning goals are to create elite tennis athletes and mental toughness.
Tennis Specific Training
All our fitness and conditioning is totally tennis specific. The needs and physical requirements form the basis of our training, whilst also taking into account the requirements of the individual. Testing is done to identify a player’s strengths and weaknesses as well as monitoring the movement patterns of the player on court. The players goals, game style and personal and physical characteristics are also taken into account when formulating a program. Head Coach Michael is a Tennis Performance Specialist with the International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA), the worldwide leaders in tennis conditioning.
Players are taught to move efficiently around the court utilising the correct movement techniques. Video analysis is used and players are presented with an in depth and detailed program to be elite movers.
- Smooth and efficient court movement
- Cover the court faster
- Balance, stability and co ordination
Pilates & Yoga
The physical demands of tennis are such that the physical stress involved can lead to muscular imbalances, with a strong requirement of core strength, flexibility and power. Pilates is an essential part of our conditioning program and will:
- Improve core strength
- Improve balance and control for quick reaction and directional change
- Increases racquet head speed
- Increase flexibility to reduce back injuries
- Increase body strength and endurance
- Provide higher levels of concentration