Posts tagged "tennis"
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: 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....
Tennis Conditioning: Optimizing Explosiveness via Ballistics

Tennis Conditioning: Optimizing Explosiveness via Ballistics

The ballistic exercises presented focus on improving the athlete’s explosiveness. During a ballistic exercise the athlete accelerates an object faster than necessary, moving its center of mass quickly from point A to point B; the velocity of the required movement needs to be high. More precisely, ballistics consists of a concentric acceleration phase and an...
Tennis Conditioning: Optimizing Neural Pathways via Plyometrics

Tennis Conditioning: Optimizing Neural Pathways via Plyometrics

During plyometric training the emphasis is on optimizing neural pathways, where the athlete accelerates the speed of the movement so that it almost becomes reflexive in nature. To do this the resistance has to be lower than that used during ballistic exercises but the time between repetitions is kept to a minimum, leading to faster...
Tennis Conditioning: Basic Concepts of Training to Improve Power – Developing Speed-Strength

Tennis Conditioning: Basic Concepts of Training to Improve Power – Developing Speed-Strength

Power, which can be expressed as (force x distance]/time), is commonly referred to as speed-strength and is the factor behind performing work in a quick (short) period of time; in other words, power is the time rate of work (work/time). Being a powerful athlete means being able to exert force in order to handle the...
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 training workouts. For athletes new...