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Earn Your Carbs: Making Tennis a Workout

November 25, 2018

I have found that a number of the clients I teach tennis for struggle with keeping in shape.  With such a hectic schedule, they either have time to play tennis or workout a few times a week.  Although tennis can provide a great workout, there are some ways to making the time on the court even more productive for your health.  In fact, I am giving the players I teach an option of working on their game while getting a good work out doing it.  This seems to be more useful as they can test their technique with live ball hitting rather than just feeding.  It also makes it fun for me to push the player like a personal trainer would in the gym.  Let’s take a look at some ways to make a good workout on the tennis court. 

 

Finding a wall to hit against is one of the best ways to get an intense workout while swinging the racquet.  You can move yourself as much as you want while hitting any type of shot you want to work on.  The amount of time you have to react to the ball coming off the wall will is a lot faster than on the tennis court so you should feel more prepared when you play your next match.  The best thing is the wall will never get tired so you can go as long as you wish :)  

 

Moving forward and back is essential to a good tennis game.  That is why I like playing these doubles drills with a practice partner.  In one of the games, the drill doesn’t end until someone wins three points in a row at the net so there is no time to get too emotional while in the mists of playing this game.  This allows for you to work on your mental game just as much as your movement and co