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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5 Easy Upper Body Exercises to Correct Your Strength Imbalances

5 Easy Upper Body Exercises to Correct Your Strength Imbalances

Taking good care of your body is paramount for a successful career in tennis because only a healthy athlete can perform at his/her best. Often times the force producing shoulder is very vulnerable and prone to injury due to flexibility issues and strength imbalances of the musculature acting upon the shoulder girdle. Since the musculature...
Li Na Retires Due to Chronic Knee Pains

Li Na Retires Due to Chronic Knee Pains

Chinese tennis star Li Na announced her retirement due to chronic knee pain at age 32 via an open letter on Facebook. According to Li Na “After four knee surgeries and hundreds of shots injected into my knee weekly to alleviate swelling and pain, my body is begging me to stop the pounding. My previous three...
Match Play with Scotty at University of Virginia

Match Play with Scotty at University of Virginia

Alexander Ritschard is having a match play training session with Scott Brown at UVA’s training facility in Charlottesville, Virginia, before flying out to the ATP Challenger event in Napa, California, on Thursday. We hope to see you there. In case you cannot make it follow the live score!
UVA Men’s Tennis Practice at Boars Head

UVA Men’s Tennis Practice at Boars Head

It’s raining today in Charlottesville so team training has been moved to the Boar’s Head indoor facility. Some players are at tournaments while the rest of the team is having a good time during practice. Come and watch for yourself what’s going on. Gallery
On-Court Training at University of Virginia

On-Court Training at University of Virginia

Alexander Ritschard is having an on-court training session with Philipp Halfmann at the University of Virginia (UVA), which is one of the top NCAA division 1 programs in the US. They are working on ground strokes, foot work, ball placement and shot variety.
Point of the Match: A. RITSCHARD vs. M. NETUSCHIL

Point of the Match: A. RITSCHARD vs. M. NETUSCHIL

The 1st round match between Alexander RITSCHARD and Marvin NETUSCHIL was a nail-biter; after numerous match points for Netuschil in the 3rd set Ritschard stayed mentally strong and won the 3rd set tie-break 10:8. Next opponent for Ritschard is the number 1 seed Bastian TRINKER (AUT); the match is scheduled today not before 17:00. Gallery...
Match Starts Soon: Practice at Ueberlingen Open – ITF Tennis Tournament

Match Starts Soon: Practice at Ueberlingen Open – ITF Tennis Tournament

Alexander Ritschard is having a practice session with Maximilian Marterer (GER) at the ITF Future tournament in Ueberlingen, Germany, which is one of the nicest tournaments on the future circuit. Alexander will start the tournament in his 1st round match against Marvin Netuschil (GER) not before 14:30. We hope to see you there. In case...
Discover “2 for the Offense” Drill – Improving Your Footwork & Precision

Discover “2 for the Offense” Drill – Improving Your Footwork & Precision

The “2 for the Offense” is an on-court tennis drill that allows you to improve footwork for the inside-out forehand, court awareness and directional control of the forehand and backhand. The drill is suitable for tennis players who are familiar with speed ladder drills, have dependable groundstrokes and can control direction, depth and pace of...
Off-Day at Tournament in Friedberg – Hitting Practice

Off-Day at Tournament in Friedberg – Hitting Practice

Alexander Ritschard is having a light practice session at the ITF Future tournament in Friedberg, Germany, on his day off. You are welcome to take a look how Alexander is preparing for his match tomorrow versus M. Schmid (CZE) scheduled for 4pm.