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The aerobic energy system can contribute to enhanced performance during a tennis match or training even though tennis is anaerobic energy system dominant but steady-state jogging is an ineffective training method in optimizing aerobic energy system contributions.

When one takes a look at the tennis sports analysis then it becomes evident that, from an energy system perspective, tennis is a sport that predominantly relies on anaerobic energy system contributions since one cannot generate a lot of force via aerobic metabolism (aerobic energy contribution) but optimizing aerobic energy system contributions will enhance on-court performance because the aerobic energy system contributes ~30% of the energy needed during higher intensities and aerobic energy system efficiency positively impacts anaerobic energy system contributions due to a faster lactate & hydrogen ion clearance, which allows the enzymes to continue to function properly, thereby allowing the anaerobic energy system to supply more energy for a longer duration of time, which has a positive effect on force production capabilities and hence on-court tennis performance.

There are numerous ways one can enhance aerobic energy system contributions but steady-state jogging is ineffective. Instead the athlete can commit to interval training or circuit training as more effective alternatives.

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