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08-04-2008, 06:58 PM
Long distance....
does it help you last longer on the court or does doing a bunch of sprints till you pass out help more?
What are the best tennis exercises?

08-04-2008, 07:03 PM
the best ones are sprinting. first you sprint then take a short break and then sprint again.

08-04-2008, 09:55 PM
the best ones are sprinting. first you sprint then take a short break and then sprint again.

ultra slow jogging is better imo between sprints

08-04-2008, 11:14 PM
to offset the high impact of tennis (i play on all hardcourt), i like to swim for endurance.

if you are going to run, short burst training is probably the best. try a 60 yard shuttle... 5 yards and back, 10 yards and back, 15 yards and back. work on a long first stride coming off each line and it will help your explosivness on the court. also a good endurance builder. do 3-5 sets with rest in between.

08-05-2008, 07:09 PM
ultra slow jogging is better imo between sprints

the only thing slow jogging will help is fat burning, crossfit-type stuff is much mroe effective for endurance/VO2max type stuff

08-06-2008, 01:41 PM
long distance RUNS help improved my stamina.

08-07-2008, 12:36 AM
Both have clear benefits in my opinion. Short burts mimics the actual movements on a tennis court, but long distance means working out with higher heart rate without breaks or extended periods. It will give you stamina on court.

I do both.

08-07-2008, 06:25 AM
chess9 has posted some great advice for training would recommend a search of his posts . my 2 cents. long distance running meaning more than 6-7 miles on a regular basis will develop an aerobic foundation to build on( personally i beleive 4-5 mile runs do the same with alittle less stress on your body).however if you only train to run long and slow your body gets good at running long and slow. interval training will help you get in tennis shape . whether that is by doing high intensity 30sec spurts with 30sec rests ( a tennis point is apprx 30 sec) fartleks, 200m relays ,etc will supplement your base and get you ready for that french open 5 setter

08-07-2008, 11:26 PM
Thanks! :d

Conor Irvine
08-08-2008, 10:24 AM
I Can Last Forever On Court And I Know Thats Because I Do A Bit Of Other Sports Wich U Should Try Like Swimming For Resistance Work, Cycling Build Up Your Quads, And Badminten

08-08-2008, 11:08 AM
if cycling had that much carryover into running, wouldnt lance armstrong have done better in his 1st marathon?

Conor Irvine
08-08-2008, 03:17 PM
runnings totally diffrent in a marathon because its non stop wer as tennis is explosive