Overview of the USTA Strength and Conditioning Program
Tennis is a sport that needs physical fitness including very good flexibility, agility, coordination, endurance, strength and perfect mental conditioning. You need to develop all these aspects of your body to play the best tennis.
When you watch the game of tennis you can appreciate the power and strength players today have. On top of that, factor in the fact that matches can last anywhere from 30 minutes to over 5 hours, and you quickly realize that tennis players have to have extraordinary fitness, power and endurance. A properly designed strength and conditioning program can help any player elevate his or her game to a new level. The USTA Sport Science Department has put together a strength and conditioning program that does not require any fancy equipment or even a weight room. Originally designed for the USTA National Coaches as an "On the road training manual", these exercises can be used by virtually any tennis player to prevent injuries and enhance performance.
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