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  1. thejackal

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    guys, what kinda pratice and training schedule do you have?

    Right now I play about 4 times a week (1:30 to 2hr at a time), 2x with the academy at my club and the rest is rallying with my dad. I dont do much training but we do wind sprints and general off-court drills at after the group practices. I also do pushups and am thinking of learning yoga.
     
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  2. looseswing

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    I play two hours on monday, three and a half combined match/drill on saturday, and two hours on sunday for drills. On monday I have a private lesson for an hour, and the rest of the days I hit or play a match with my sister or do off court training.
     
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  3. tennis_nerd22

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    i have to wait till january to play in a dome, but during the summer i was doing fitness every second day, playing everyday (excluding weekends sometimes...).

    now im doing fitness till january.

    2 sets of 30 situps and 2 sets of 15 pushups 3-4 times a week
    1 mile of running 3-4 times a week

    (im trying anyways :D)
     
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  4. 300Gkid

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    lets see, during the summer, i play basically everyday and running (for XC) for conditioning. During the fall i play as much as i can (plus indoor once a week for 2 hours plus tournaments) and run cross country, partially to get in better shape for tennis. In the winter i play once a week on sundays for 2 hours, run winter track for conditioning and play tournaments. And in the spring i'm going to play for the high school team so i will do whatever that entails.
     
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  5. pcpshortbus

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    school year i play everyday. weekdays 4-7 tennis and 7-8 fitness. saturday and sunday tournaments. summer i play from 8-7 (yes AM to PM)
     
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  6. J-man

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    I play Moday and Wensdays. I'm also starting to play tuesday's and Thursdays and Fridays. I play for about an hour on Modays and Wensdays. And am trying to set up an hour and a half on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and play for 2 hours at my club on Friday
     
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  7. tonysk83

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    I try to play 4 days a week during the winter, sometimes more, sometimes less. When it is nice out, 5 day a week minimum. It is a pain getting courts in the winter, so we end up driving to indoor courts like 25 minutes away, takes me 35 minutes to get home in rush hour traffic. Sucks, but its worth it.

    As for working out and staying fit, I work out 3-4 times a week. I start out on a bike and doing 20 minutes of that. I do an endurance program on the bike that keeps ramping up the difficulty until the end where you are about to pass out your quads burn so bad. Then after that, I do 6 machines, 4 leg, 2 abs. I rarely work on my upper body, just because of all the knee problems I have, I would rather spend 3 days on my legs, rather then 2 on legs and 1 on arms. Plus, more power comes from legs and abs then arms.
     
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  8. Duzza

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    I don't have a "schedule". I hit when I want to really..no conditioning or weights either....just hit with friends. Works I find :D
     
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  9. Dashbarr

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    3-5 times a week when it doesnt rain, and i do about 50 pushups a day, killers and situps. nothing formal, just whatever i feel like. i need to find some indoor courts.
     
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  10. andyroddick's mojo

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    well, with school and stuff, I usually play for about 4-5 hours on the weekend. And on the week whenever i have free time after school i may take a basket of balls and serve for about half an hour, or use my ball machine for an hour, but this is only about once during the school week. as for conditioning, i'm part of a conditioning program at my school, where its usually once a week and we do all sorts of stuff. That really helps keep me in shape.
     
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  11. madhatter911

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    i play 5 days a week and then on saturday i have my lesson. The rest of the days are just matches.
     
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  12. brayman9

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    i play about 4 days a week for usualy from 1 to 3.5 hous a day
     
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  13. NbladeTopspin

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    2 hours friday 3 hours sat 4 or 5 hours sunday hitting with my friend and any other day against the wall for an hour

    I do pushups, situps, sprints, ect... on my own
     
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  14. Kabob190

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    not enough for me, only about 2 times a week for an hour and a half each. i should find more tennis partners.
     
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  15. thejackal

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    ive been playing less, but doing cardio 2 days and weights 3 days a week at school (advanced conditionning - class pretty much made for football players). i also do yoga once a week cuz at the end of the week my back starts to get sore.
     
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  16. I have a practice match on Mondays with a guy ranked in the Top 50 in Nation B12's (David Blakely) i also have a match on Wednesdays with some kid from school who is Top 120 in Nation (Anthony Su) All other days are 2 hours hitting on Clay Courts/Hard Courts drills, +1 hour conditioning, and weekends are tournaments
     
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  17. donut

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    i hit 4-8 hours daily if im busy then just 2 hours
     
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  18. thejackal

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    dont goto school or what?
     
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  19. smittysan89

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    2 hours on Tuesday and Thursdays and then usually play on Saturday or Sunday as well. Kind of hard to play a ton in Northern Ohio in the middle of January indoors, with school and a job. I guess I make it work.
     
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  20. thebosher

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    I play aorund 5 hours a week, lift for aorund 7 hours a week, and run a combined 18 miles a week.
     
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  21. Puredrivetennis

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    Fitness is Mon, Wed, Fri-Sun every morning from 5-7:30. On court is every day, 4-8 weekdays, and as long as I can weekends (Fri-Sun). Physio is every Friday afternoon from 1-3:30
     
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  22. jackabee

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    And what are your tennis goals or aims?
     
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  23. kuyoungj

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    hey man, so:

    play hour and 30 min on tuesday two hrs on saturday
    private lesson on sunday, 1 hr. but i play with the "wall" outside hr everyday.. which is kinda sad but oh well. Trying to play on fridays with this guy I know. I'm a freshmen, so i'm trying to get in to varsity tennis cus we don't have JV. I guess I'm going to have to do some fitness :p
     
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  24. tennishead93

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    6 days a week 2-4 hrs a day w/ conditioning(ie: jump rope, pushups, situps, medicine ball)
    and privates every week
    i live at the court during the summer
     
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  25. thebosher

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    I play at leats (X a week with my coach, every morning before shcool from 6-7 and then most dyas after shcool, and i git with my dad, i try 2 play aorund 2-4 hours a day
     
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  26. AsgerHO

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    Every day, plus physical training, conditioning and strength.

    If no work, then physical etc in the mornings.

    Going to JCF Equelite academy in the beginning of May, gonna be exciting
     
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  27. T_S_N

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    im in 9th grade and this is my first year actually on the high school tennis team, but i came straight from varsity high school soccer, so im already in good shape... and tennis is just keeping me from getting out of shape
     
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  28. 4brotherdrive

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    I have classes tuesday and thursday, I hit it 2 days during schooldays if I can(atleast one schoolday), I play singles or australian on saturday and doubles and singles on sunday. My fitness regime is non-existant, I lack the self-control and ambition required. My goals are to play college tennis.
     
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  29. babolat15

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    well

    Im 13 years old and this is how my day goes.
    My sCHEDULE
    4:30 am- Wake up and go to gym
    6:00 am- leave gym
    6:10-Take shower
    7:00 Leave for school
    7:55-2:35- School
    2:45-4:15- Tennis Practice for school team
    4:30-5:30 lesson twice a week
    6:00 get home
    6:15 start homework
    7:00 eat dinner
    7:30 finish any remaining homework
    9:00 go to bed

    P.S. on friday afternoon i play for 2 extra hours
    Saturday Iplay for 4 hours and Sunday 3 hours
     
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  30. tennishead93

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    kinda like me
     
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  31. serveitup911

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    -On court 3 hours a day, Monday through Saturday
    -Footwork / Running Monday through Saturday 15 to 30 minutes
    -Weights Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday for 45 minutes

    The on court component includes drills, singles and doubles matches.
    Footwork includes plyometrics, jumprope, suicides.
    Running includes track work and hills.
    Weights are a full body program.
     
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  32. hansenian

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    so what level or ranking are you guys that train so seriously? do you pretty much plan on turning pro some day?
     
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  33. NebAce1

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    I play about 4 days a week, one for around and 1 and a half, two for 2 hours, and one for three hours. In the summer I play pretty much every day for around 4 or 5 hours.

    As for physical conditioning I just workout randomly (pushups, situps, and running).
     
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  34. soggyramen

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    at least 3 hours a day...before a tournament about 3 weeks prior i practice for 5 hours a day...i really almost never need to rest since i'm in good shape...
     
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  35. Ronny

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    5-6 times a week and 1-2hrs each session
     
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  36. KingOfTennis

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    um i play 3.30-5 on wednesday, 1-3pm on friday and also 4-7 on friday. i occasionally play tennis on a sunday.
     
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  37. Duzza

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    I play 7-9 on Thursdays, 1-4 on Saturdays, and hits if I'm lucky.
     
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