Here's an article I found on training for tennis

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  1. atatu

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    Saw many football players/athletes use these exercises during PT this year but where do you get started and perform these exercises safely?
     
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    Kind of disappointing.

    The author mentions:
    but leaves you in up the air when it comes to some real movement exercises specific to tennis.

    The only thing he talks about is strength, which is very recommended, but just a part of the movement equation. At least he mentions the cleans and the ******es, which I feel are very good for you as overall strengthening and explosive exercises.

    And the only thing more original are the kettlebells.

    Better check the:
    OUTSIDE
    series in my posting
    Great Fitness Sites
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=33800
    which is a complete program of strength and conditioning.

    and add the exercises found in the footwork section there and the ones on plyometrics.
     
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    Great. Thanks Marius.
     
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    Great article

    Thanks for posting. I enjoyed the article very much and the advice was good...I think agility training should come after strength training...and often, players rely too much on cardio workouts. There were some techniques and routines I never even heard of referred to..thanks again!
     
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    Re: Great article

    Well, for one thing, the accent should be placed on sprint training. Many people are training with medium and long distance running exclusively to the detriment of sprints, which are more important for tennis, as per:

    Once again, if you're already fit enough.
     
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