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Jamesm182
01-09-2010, 01:55 PM
Hi Guys

Was just wondering if anyone knew of any weight training or other excercises to improve shot power , ie add speed to serves of forehands etc. My friend swears by benchpressing and says that helps a great deal..Is this true?

I do lift quite a bit , but am not really aware of any tennis specific excercises

Thanks

James

larry10s
01-09-2010, 04:34 PM
BENCH PRESS WOULD NOT BE TENNIS SPECIFIC. core strengthening.leg strengthening external shoulder strengthening woul do more for your tennis imho. also plyomatrix training wouold help

charliefedererer
01-09-2010, 05:55 PM
Hi Guys

Was just wondering if anyone knew of any weight training or other excercises to improve shot power , ie add speed to serves of forehands etc. My friend swears by benchpressing and says that helps a great deal..Is this true?

I do lift quite a bit , but am not really aware of any tennis specific excercises

Thanks

James

The best way to improve your shot power is to be in good enough shape to hit hundreds/thousands of balls and not incur an overuse injury. These are a good set of exercises to get you on your way: www.asmi.org/SportsMed/media/thrower10.swf

If you want to go further, and get even stronger, check out this reasonable site: http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/tennis-training.html

Jamesm182
01-10-2010, 02:55 AM
Thanks very much for the info both of you.

I'll look into those options

tribunal4555
01-10-2010, 07:48 AM
If you want to go further, and get even stronger, check out this reasonable site: http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/tennis-training.html

I highly recommend the latter site. Works wonders for me.