FREE eBook on Weight Training for Tennis

FREE eBook on Weight Training for Tennis

“Basic Introduction to Weightlifting for Tennis” is the new eBook by Philipp Halfmann and it is available for free. The book provides information on weight training for tennis players, including why weight training for tennis makes sense, dynamic & static stretching routines and various resistance training workouts. Read the full story here:
How to Correct Problems with Fitness Testing

How to Correct Problems with Fitness Testing

This week’s Episode 14 of TennisConditioning TV is broadcasted to you from the BMW Open In Munich. I talk about problems with fitness testing for tennis players and explain how to correct them. You will learn about test validity and how to improve it, test reliability and testing recommendations including...
New Book: Advanced Concepts of Strength and Conditioning for Tennis

New Book: Advanced Concepts of Strength and Conditioning for Tennis

Today we want to introduce you to the first edition of Advanced Concepts of Strength and Conditioning for Tennis, a book that provides a developmental approach to the various aspects of strength and conditioning for tennis based on new concepts that have been fueled by scientific research
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Highlights: Quarterfinal Round ITA Atlantic Regionals at UVA

Highlights: Quarterfinal Round ITA Atlantic Regionals at UVA

Today the singles & doubles quarterfinal round of the ITA Atlantic Regionals were going at UVA’s Snyder Tennis Center. Three members of the Virginia men’s tennis team made it through into the quarterfinal singles rounds and one doubles team reached the semi finals. Watch today’s highlights! Gallery
How to Perform a Horizontal Pull Up

How to Perform a Horizontal Pull Up

The Horizontal Pull Up is a closed circuit calisthenic exercise for the upper-body, which focuses on developing strength targeting the back (rhomboids, latissimus dorsi, trapezius), shoulders (deltoids) and bicep musculature. Description Place hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart on the bar and feet on top of the physio ball Elbows are extended and hips are...
How to Perform a DB Military Press

How to Perform a DB Military Press

The DB Military Press is an open circuit resistance exercise for the upper-body, which focuses on developing strength targeting the shoulders (deltoids) and triceps musculature. In addition it develops stabilizers acting on the scapulae, such as trapezius, levator scapulae and serratus anterior. Description Sit up with a straight back. Feet are on the ground. Hold...
9 Helpful Exercises to Correct Imbalances and Strengthen Your Upper-Body

9 Helpful Exercises to Correct Imbalances and Strengthen Your Upper-Body

We are introducing you to a workout that can be used to correct imbalances, for example at the shoulder, and strengthen the upper-body musculature. The workout is beneficial for athletes who have upper-cross syndrome (shoulders are pointing forward), are suffering from recurring injuries or want to enhance power output during stroke production. Presented Exercises Clap...
How to Perform a DB Incline Bench Press

How to Perform a DB Incline Bench Press

The DB Incline Bench Press is an open circuit resistance exercise for the upper-body, which focuses on developing strength and stabilizers targeting the chest (pectoralis major), shoulder (deltoids) and triceps musculature. In the incline position deltoid action is elevated when compared with normal bench presses. Description Set up the incline on the bench. Lay face...
How to Perform a DB Bench Press

How to Perform a DB Bench Press

The DB Bench Press is an open circuit resistance exercise for the upper-body, which focuses on developing strength targeting the chest (pectoralis major), shoulder and triceps musculature as well as increasing range of motion for the pectoralis major, thereby opening up the shoulder and decreasing imbalances. Description Lay face up on a bench with arms...
How to Perform a Clap Push-Up

How to Perform a Clap Push-Up

The Clap Push-Up is a calisthenic exercise for the upper-body, which focuses on developing explosiveness targeting the chest (pectoralis major), shoulder and triceps musculature. Description Position hands underneath the shoulders or a bit wider. Feet are shoulder-width apart. Remain neutral pelvic tilt – hips remain flat. Lower chest towards the ground. Press and extend elbows....
How to Prevent Knee Pain and Improve Knee Strength - Tennis Conditioning Episode 31

How to Prevent Knee Pain and Improve Knee Strength – Tennis Conditioning Episode 31

Weather you are Li Na, who just announced her retirement at age 32 due to chronic knee pains, a college – or junior player, most athletes will experience knee pain sooner or later during their career, which is probably the reason you are reading this article right now. Keep on reading or watch the video...
Hello From UVA Fall Classics

Hello From UVA Fall Classics

Today the singles event starts at the UVA Fall Classics, where players from 16 different universities are competing. Alexander RITSCHARD is not competing in the tournament. Instead he is having a practice session with Mitchell FRANK at the Boar’s Head training facility in Charlottesville. Afterwards we had some lunch at our favorite Thai restaurant, Tara...