7 Compound Tennis Exercises That Will Enhance Tennis Performance!
Use These 7 Tennis Exercises to Improve Your Tennis Fitness
We have collected some of our favorite tennis exercises from Fitness For Tennis to share with you in the article. Give them a try…you'll be working hard!!!
#1 Tennis Exercise – Suicides (Lateral Shuffle Drill)
==>Shuffle two times to the right
==>Touch the ground with your right hand
==>Shuffle two times to the left
==>Touch the ground with your left hand
==>Do this exercise for 1 minute.
#2 Tennis Exercise – Lunges
==> step forward with your right leg
==> your left leg should be 1-2 inches off the ground and bent at 90 degrees
==> your right knee should be behind your right toe AND at 90 degrees
==> do 10-15 reps per side.
#3 Tennis Exercise – Squat Jumps
==> Squat back until your knees are at 90 degrees
==> Then hop up 3 inches off of the ground
==> Do for 30 seconds or 10-15 reps, depending on your tennis exercise goals.
#4 Tennis Exercise – High Plank
==>Go into a push up position
==>Keep your back flat and your core engaged
==>Hold for 30-60 seconds
#5 Tennis Exercise – Squat Thrusts
==>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms and your sides
==>Push your hips back, bend your knees, and squat down as you place your hands on the floor in front of you, shifting your weight onto them
==>Kick your legs backward so that you're now in a push-up position, with your arms straight
==>Quickly bring your legs back to the squat position
==>Repeat the entire movement.
#6 Tennis Exercise – Push Ups
==>Place your arms slightly wider than your shoulders
==>Raise up on your toes and engage your core
==>Bend your elbows until you are 2 inches from the floor, and then push your body off until your arms are straight.
==>If needed, do the exercise from your knees
==>Do for 30 seconds or do as many reps as possible until exhaustion
#7 Tennis Exercise – Mountain Climbers
==>Begin in a pushup position on the hands and toes.
==>Bring the right knee in towards the chest, resting the foot on the floor.
==>Jump up and switch feet in the air, bringing the left foot in and the right foot back.
==>Continue alternating the feet as fast as you safely can for 30-60 seconds.
You should have worked up a big sweat if you did these tennis exercises!