Introducing FREE eBook on Weight Training for Tennis

Introducing FREE eBook on Weight Training for Tennis

“Basic Introduction to Weightlifting for Tennis” is the new eBook by Philipp Halfmann and it is available for free; you “pay” with a tweet. The book provides information on weight training for tennis players, including why weight training for tennis makes sense, dynamic & static stretching routines and various resistance...
Introducing New Tennis Conditioning Book Available Summer 2012: Advanced Concepts of Strength and Conditioning for Tennis

Introducing New Tennis Conditioning Book Available Summer 2012: Advanced Concepts of Strength and Conditioning for Tennis

The first edition provides a developmental approach to the various aspects of strength and conditioning for tennis based on new concepts that have been fueled by scientific research and hands on field experience. Over 1000 athletes have been developed using the information and procedures provided in this edition, which are...
Areas of Expertise of a Quality Tennis Coach

Areas of Expertise of a Quality Tennis Coach

A quality coach is someone who can continuously improve/develop the player’s abilities without injuring the athlete, since the best athlete is the one that is healthy (how much good does it do if you have the fastest serve but you can’t walk onto the court?). With reference to the aforementioned definition,...
How Sugar Increases Fat Storage

How Sugar Increases Fat Storage

Don’t you wonder why you store fat even though you consume foods that are fat free (e.g. jelly beans)? So how can jelly beans, for instance, increase fat storage? The answer is simple: Excess carbohydrates provided by your diet are stored as fat. Excess carbohydrates (glucose) that couldn’t be stored...
Treatment Options Cure Tennis Elbow

Treatment Options Cure Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is an inflammation (tendonitis) of the wrist extensor tendon, which can be very painful but it is reversible. Treatment options include: Improving stroke production Flexibility & strength training Changing to a more comfortable racquet You can Download a Sample Tennis Elbow Rehab Program and use the provided information...
Physio Ball Leg Curl

Physio Ball Leg Curl

The Physio Ball Leg Curl is being used to develop the musculature of the lower body (legs). Regular and proper execution of the exercise will enhance the player’s athletic capabilities and aid in injury prevention. Therefore, having strong lower body musculature is desirable. The video and detailed exercise description below will inform...
Power Clean

Power Clean

The Power Clean is being used to develop power via efficient energy transfer of the total body musculature. Regular and proper execution of the exercise will enhance the player’s stroke production and athletic capabilities. Therefore, having powerful total body musculature is desirable. The video and detailed exercise description below will...
Clean Pull (from floor)

Clean Pull (from floor)

The Clean Pull from the floor is being used to develop power via efficient energy transfer of the total body musculature. Regular and proper execution of the exercise will enhance the player’s stroke production and athletic capabilities. Therefore, having powerful total body musculature is desirable. The video and detailed exercise...
No Concept: Where Are Quality National Coaches?

No Concept: Where Are Quality National Coaches?

Putting it in simple terms: the level of junior tennis worldwide is sad! And who is mainly responsible for this sadness? The national federations and their coaches! Designing and implementing a concept for success is the national federation’s responsibility but even the biggest tennis federation of the world , Deutscher...
Annual Cost of Touring on the Professional Tennis Circuit

Annual Cost of Touring on the Professional Tennis Circuit

Pursuing a career as a professional tennis player requires €21,600 – €63,600+ annually, depending on duration & frequency of training,  ability to travel, number of tournaments played, and expertise of the coach. The coach’s level of expertise impacts overall cost, quality of player development, and career progress. Therefore, picking a quality coach becomes...
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Tennis Conditioning: Plyometrics – Medicine Ball Explosive Pushup

Tennis Conditioning: Plyometrics – Medicine Ball Explosive Pushup

The Medicine Ball Explosive Pushup may be implemented to improve power; the focus is on explosiveness, rather than the total amount of resistance being used. Emphasis is on the speed of the action and control of the body. The Medicine Ball (MB) Explosive Pushup is a plyometric exercise, which focuses on improving energy transfer for...
Tennis Conditioning: Plyometrics – Medicine Overhead Pass

Tennis Conditioning: Plyometrics – Medicine Overhead Pass

The Medicine Ball Overhead Pass may be implemented to improve power; the focus is on explosiveness, rather than the total amount of resistance being used. Emphasis is on the speed of the action and control of the body. The Overhead Medicine Ball (MB) Pass (I) is a plyometric exercise, which focuses on improving energy transfer...
Tennis Conditioning: Plyometrics – Medicine Ball Chest Pass

Tennis Conditioning: Plyometrics – Medicine Ball Chest Pass

The Medicine Ball Chest Pass may be implemented to improve power; the focus is on explosiveness, rather than the total amount of resistance being used. Emphasis is on the speed of the action and control of the body. The Medicine Ball Chest Pass is a plyometric exercise, which focuses on developing neural pathways, explosiveness, body...
Tennis Conditioning: Plyometrics – Medicine Ball Chest Drop

Tennis Conditioning: Plyometrics – Medicine Ball Chest Drop

The Medicine Ball Chest Drop may be implemented to improve power; the focus is on explosiveness, rather than the total amount of resistance being used. Emphasis is on the speed of the action and control of the body. The Medicine Ball Chest Drop is a plyometric exercise, which focuses on developing neural pathways, explosiveness, body...
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...
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....