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Fit 2 Hit Episode 14: Problems with Fitness Testing for Tennis Players and How to Correct Them

Fit 2 Hit Episode 14: Problems with Fitness Testing for Tennis Players and How to Correct Them

Welcome to Fit 2 Hit Episode 14 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 a sample performance test. JUMP TO SPECIFIC VIDEO SEGMENTS...
FIT 2 HIT EPISODE 13: How Flexibility Impacts On-Court Performance

FIT 2 HIT EPISODE 13: How Flexibility Impacts On-Court Performance

Philipp Halfmann explains how flexibility impacts on-court performance and provides some sample stretching exercises. Did you know that lack of flexibility could limit your ability to develop power? JUMP TO SPECIFIC VIDEO SEGMENTS Previous Episode: 0:49 Talking Points: 1:39 Flexibility: Performance Limiting Factor 2:05 Correcting Muscular Imbalances: 3:04 Benefits of Good Flexibility: 4:21 How Flexibility...
FIT 2 HIT Episode 12: What are the Benefits of a Proper Warm-up Routine?

FIT 2 HIT Episode 12: What are the Benefits of a Proper Warm-up Routine?

Do you warm up before every training session or match? For most of you the answer is no. Many recreational players don’t warm up at all or perform warm up exercises that are inappropriate (e.g. static stretching before competition), which generally results in a decline in overall performance and increases the risk for injuries, for...
FIT 2 HIT EPISODE 11: How to Cure Tennis Elbow

FIT 2 HIT EPISODE 11: How to Cure Tennis Elbow

Philipp Halfmann provides some recommendations on how to cure tennis elbow since many tennis players, recreational as well as professional, will experience pain just below the elbow joint. Don’t worry, it doesn’t include surgery or expensive medical treatments.
Fit 2 Hit Episode 10: Professional Training Session with Alexander Ritschard

Fit 2 Hit Episode 10: Professional Training Session with Alexander Ritschard

Hello and welcome to Fit 2 Hit Episode 10. Many of you send in requests that we show a training session with a professional athlete so episode 10 takes you inside a tennis training session with Swiss National Junior Champion, Alexander Ritschard.
WATCH FIT 2 HIT EPISODE 8: How to Improve US Tennis

WATCH FIT 2 HIT EPISODE 8: How to Improve US Tennis

In last week’s FIT 2 HIT episode I talked about why USTA president, Jon Vegosen, is wrong about the reasons for the decline of US tennis. Today I share my opinion on how to improve the state of US Tennis. Since this a very complex issue I focus on 3 main points: coaches, players and...
Philipp Halfmann: Introducing Tennis Conditioning Book “Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning for Tennis” at Bayrischer Tennisverband

Philipp Halfmann: Introducing Tennis Conditioning Book “Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning for Tennis” at Bayrischer Tennisverband

I am introducing my book “Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning for Tennis” to tennis coaches and players at the TennisBase of Bayrischer Tennisverband/Sportschule Oberhaching, near Munich, Germany where Philipp Kohlschreiner, Florian Meyer and Philipp Petschner are practicing. After a long season I finally made it to the TennisBase in Oberhaching, which some of Germany’s...