The Tennis Warrior Initative (for Wounded Warriors) is coming soon!!! This is my personal give back to those wounded in action in defense of our country. Details coming soon...
Tennis Training – Movements and Muscles Used
Running and pivoting: Agility & speed are key in making sure you get your body in the right position to hit the tennis ball with great force and direction. Ankle and calf strength are essential as sprained ankles is one of the most common injuries. Training your forearms and biceps will also help prevent the common tennis elbow injury which is quite painful and debilitating since we use these same muscles when typing on the computer so much these days.
Core rotation: abs and lower back are used to develop momentum when rotating your torso.
Swinging racket: with this movement your upper back (lats) and shoulders swing the racket while the biceps and forearms come into place to hit the ball.
Tennis Conditioning Workout – Cardio Routine
Improving your running speed and increasing your ability to quickly shift your feet in several different directions is going to be quite important in improving your tennis game. Try this cardio routine 2-3 times a week.
5 minute warm-up on treadmill (aim for 5-6mph)
10 mins jumping rope
20 minutes interval training on a treadmill (intervals of 2 minutes at 6mph, 30s at 8.5mph)
8 minutes running sideways on field or treadmill (switch sides every 2 mins)
5 minute cool-down on treadmill (5-6mph)
Tennis Conditioning Workout – Strength Training Routine
The focus in your strength training routine is to increase the strength of your core, arms/shoulders, lats and of course legs. Try this workout 2-3 times a week and make sure to track your results.
All exercises 3 sets and aim for 12-14 reps with rest periods of 30-60s between sets.
Dan's Interview with Roger Federer
Just added this one to the SportsLeader Spotlight archives (see left hand column of the website and click on SportsLeader audio). I compiled this from the interviews I did with Roger in Cincinnati the last two years. Hope you enjoy it!
The Western-Southern Tennis Tournament will be starting next Monday (8/17) in Mason, Ohio (Northern Cincinnati next to Kings Island). It's consistently rated the most fan friendly stop on the ATP Tour. Take a day off work and go see the top pros at their very best. Besides Federer, Nadal, Roddick, Murray, Djokovic and the Bryan Brothers will all be playing! I will be there Tuesday and Wednesday so call me if you make it there.
For more info and tickets goto www.CincyTennis.com
Spring is Here!!
Spring is here, temperatures are rising and outdoor tennis season is ready to start! Clinics are forming so call or email today to schedule your spot!
DNA and Your Health !
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Watch this AMAZING story that was on FoxNews...