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Philipp Halfmann: Swiss National Indoor Championships with Alexander Ritschard – Day 2

Philipp Halfmann: Swiss National Indoor Championships with Alexander Ritschard – Day 2

Day 2 at the Swiss Tennis National Indoor Championships in Biel, Switzerland, had some very close matches; after beating Luca Roshardt in the opener Alexander lost 7:6 in the 3rd set after 3 ½ hours against Yannick Thomet. Day 2 was a long day at the Swiss Tennis National Indoor Championships in Biel; 6 matchups...
Philipp Halfmann: Swiss Tennis National Indoor Championships with Alexander Ritschard

Philipp Halfmann: Swiss Tennis National Indoor Championships with Alexander Ritschard

The 1st day at Swiss Tennis National Indoor Championships in Biel, Switzerland, had some great matches and I was able to talk to some national tennis coaches before Alexander’s 1st round match versus Luca Roshardt. Today the main draw starts at the Swiss Tennis National Indoor Championships in Biel with a lot of interesting matchups....
Press Release: Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning for Tennis

Press Release: Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning for Tennis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Philipp Halfmann Phone: +49 30 5770 3634 0 E-Mail: Philipp@IAAPH.org 1st All-in-One Tennis Strength & Conditioning Resource to Benefit Tennis Coaches, Players and Parents Berlin, Germany, 17/09/2012 – Professional Tennis and Strength & Conditioning coach Philipp Halfmann announced today the release of his new book “Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning...
The Importance of Aerobic Energy System Efficiency for On-Court Tennis Performance

The Importance of Aerobic Energy System Efficiency for On-Court Tennis Performance

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...
Why Core Training for Tennis Players is Important

Why Core Training for Tennis Players is Important

Everything in tennis is ground driven, meaning the athlete pushes off the ground and transfers energy through the kinetic (movement) chain in order to exert force to hit the tennis ball. The reason that the trunk (the core) is relevant is because there are the most connecting points in the movement chain, which means that...
Why Great Tennis Coaches Need to Be Familiar with Exercise Science Principles

Why Great Tennis Coaches Need to Be Familiar with Exercise Science Principles

A great tennis coach is someone who can continuously improve/develop the player’s abilities without injuring the athlete, since the best tennis player is the one that is healthy (how much good does it do if one has the fastest serve but can’t walk onto the court?). Unfortunately, many tennis players suffer from recurring injuries, which could be...
Why Weight Lifting for Tennis Players Makes Sense

Why Weight Lifting for Tennis Players Makes Sense

There are different points of view with regards to physical conditioning for tennis players. Some people believe there should be no weight lifting involved because that makes the athlete bulky. Others believe that a tennis player only should use light weights when working out because using heavy weights makes the athlete move slower on the...