Like any sport (individual or team),tennis, requires a good physical training in order to be as efficient as possible. This training reduces the risk of injuries and increase the player’s performance. The technique will be less effictive over the course of the match if it is not accompanied by a good physical preparation. However, this sport has very specific characteristics.
The caracterisitcs of the tennis
A top tennis player is going to play one tournament after another. Moreover, he will multiply his matches in the same tournament. Many brief efforts are repeated during a match. These efforts are spaced out with rests (when the ball is in the opponent’s game or when there are breaks during side changes)
The differents areas of work to be improved
It is essential, as in majority of sports, to establish the aerobic bases which will allow our athletes to digest the load of the preparation before the season but also that during the season. To do this, it is advisable to carry out sessions that are not very intense but which last over time by using the aerobic system (jogging, fartlek, split, intermittent, etc.). This endurance work will help to maintain a high level fitness for as long as possible.
As noted earlier, tennis is a change of pace sport. Explosiveness also plays an important role in this sport. It is therefore necessary to work on both the MAP (Maximum aerobic power) on short or short intermittent but also by grafting changes of direction, jumps… It is therefore a question of alternating work times with recovery times. As this sport requires relatively short sprints, we recommend that intermittent work should not exceed 20 seconds. The Sportbeeper PRO would be suitable for this type of exercise.
Good coordination will allow the player to use all his skills with a minimum of energy.
Here is a video showing many of the exercises we can do with the Sportbeeper Pro