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8 Exercises to Improve Your Tennis Game and Reduce the Risk of Injury

Tennis players, from amateur to professional and everything in-between, don’t spend all of their time on the court. For tennis players that want to improve their game, strengthening and training the body on and off the court is critical.Off court strengthening and conditioning doesn’t just improve your tennis game, it help prevent those pesky injuries. Performance… Continue reading 8 Exercises to Improve Your Tennis Game and Reduce the Risk of Injury

5 Steps to Winning Your Next Tennis Match

By: Marissa Johnson One of the keys to being a successful athlete is knowing what it takes to win. On the flipside, it’s also key to know why you lost. Whether your opponent was just having a killer game, you got frustrated with your equipment, or even that you weren’t physically feeling your best, they… Continue reading 5 Steps to Winning Your Next Tennis Match

Fall in Love with Tennis

It’s fall competition time in the tennis world! Tennis leagues are in full swing and matches mean more – not just for you, but also for the rest of the team. That’s a lot of pressure, right? Don’t worry, with a few of the following tennis tips, you can be at the top of your… Continue reading Fall in Love with Tennis

Taking a Swing at Tennis

Watching Serena Williams or Roger Federer competing is a thing of beauty – an athleticism born of desire, and of course, practice.  It’s mesmerizing – two opponents swatting a tennis ball back and forth, forcing the other to cover every inch of court, while landing their shots with sharpshooter precision.

In the Swing – Off Court Strengthening Pays Off at the Baseline

By Meggan Barnett, Personal Trainer The Village Health Club and Spas, DC Ranch You’re spending several hours a week on the courts; practicing your footwork, improving your fitness and perfecting your swing. Yet, you’re stalled, maybe plateaued, and not seeing much progress. Sound familiar? Maybe it’s what you’re not doing.

How To: Cut off the Middle in Doubles Tennis Play

    In Doubles, the first thing you must understand is the Middle is your Friend. As a colleague calls it “Hills and Valleys.” The players are the hills, and the valleys are the areas between them and on the outside of them. Picture it.

The Ideal Tennis Player’s Diet

The diet of a tennis player is a lot different to that of the average person’s regular diet. This is due to the nutritional requirements of the human body as it is pushed through the rigorous training schedule that is involved in tennis. With the advances in science and knowledge surrounding food and its benefits,… Continue reading The Ideal Tennis Player’s Diet

6 Tennis Tips for Returning the Serve

A ball is about to fly at you at up to 163 miles per hour – what’s your move? Ocotillo Village Tennis Director Josh Bates shares his six tips for returning the serve: Pick your spot: Tell the server where you want them to serve. If you have a better forehand… Leave 60% more space… Continue reading 6 Tennis Tips for Returning the Serve

Top 10 Reasons to Play Tennis

Of all the activities to try, why should you play tennis? It’s more than a great way to stay active. the folks at the tennis Industry Association share the top 10 reasons why you should start (or keep) playing tennis. A longer life Scientists and doctors around the world point to tennis as one of… Continue reading Top 10 Reasons to Play Tennis

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