Build your strength and endurance
Strength endurance training provides a fun workout with many benefits for your game, especially on clay, Nathan and Giselle Martin tell Australian Tennis Magazine.
Whether you take the game seriously or simply play tennis for fun, you should consider a strength endurance training program.
It can increase power in all your shots, help you maintain a high level of performance during tough rallies throughout a match, increase acceleration and speed around the court and decrease muscular imbalances that can lead to injuries – all especially important when it comes to gruelling claycourt tennis.
All you need are some dumbbells: rest for up to 30 seconds between exercises, and when you have finished the four exercises, rest for two or three minutes before commencing the next set.
Designed to help with rotation and strength on open-stance groundstrokes
Designed to help with lateral loading and movement out of a shot
Similar to the cross over pattern on a serve
For more tips from the pros on how to improve your game, check out the latest edition of Australian Tennis Magazine.
Trainers Nathan and Giselle Martin of Energise Health Management have been in the health and fitness industry for 15 years. They travelled on the WTA Tour from 2000 to 2004 and also worked at the Sanchez Casal Tennis Academy in Barcelona, Spain. They’ve worked with Sam Stosur, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Jennifer Capriati, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Monica Seles and Martina Navratilova. The Bondi-based pair now work with Casey Dellacqua and Lleyton Hewitt. For further information, visit www.tennisfitness.com.au.