Winter is coming...

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by frenzy, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. frenzy

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    Hi all,

    winter is coming and unfortunately this means the end of tennis season in Belgium. I will be spending much less time on the court, only 1h/week to 2h/week. Playing tennis indoor is quite expensive in winter unfortunately.

    But of course, we do not need to be on the tennis court to improve ourselves. Many things can also be done off court, so I was wondering what you do to improve when you are not able to go on court so much.
     
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  2. treblings

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    i play a lot indoors too, but generally use the winter to recover from niggling injuries and building an endurance base through running outdoors(enjoy the fresh air) this time my plan is to hit the gym as well
     
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  3. isilra

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    That's why i spend all my cash on indoor tennis facilities on winter. The problem is i hate playing tennis indoor. I will miss this summer a lot.

    Besides that, i am planning about concentrating on my stamina and fitness. When the summer comes again, i want to play tennis without my t-shirt on me.
     
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  4. goran_ace

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    Do you have platform/paddle tennis in Belgium? We play it here as a winter sport.

    http://www.platformtennis.org/

    Fun sport. Tennis skills carry over easily so you can pick it up quickly.
     
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    Become friends with Henin and the Rochuses.
     
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    i was going to contribute to this thread but seeing this, why even bother......
     
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    I normally play Table Tennis & Badminton. Last winter I skipped Badminton and noticed my Tennis serve wasn't as good as it used to be....I guess overhead shots in Badminton really helped with serves.

    Note: Table Tennis I am talking about is club table tennis - not in people's basement with a drink in one hand....real, hard competitive TT is great for footwork and timing!
     
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    @zapvor: Your input is more than welcome, don't mind what others say...
     
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  13. TennisCJC

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    1. More off court training - light weights and stretching for me as I hate to run and have a bad ankle.
    2. I live in the southeastern US and play outdoors in the winter. It gets cold here but very little snow. If the temperature is 32 F (zero C) or higher and the wind is not gale force, I'll play outdoors. Just dress properly in layers and drop tension on your strings and outdoor winter tennis is fun. Below freezing, I'll pass.
     
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    Squash is very inexpensive here and a great replacement sport as the footwork, mechanics, and hand-eye coordination are very similar.
     
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    Drive to Germany and go skiing.
    Drive to Holland and go windsurfing.
    Take up running.
    Work out high reps, low weights in a gym.
     
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    Snowboarding, there's my off-court training.
     
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    If you're tired of waiting just read the book. Either way you'll enjoy A Storm of Swords ;)

    On topic I usually just jog or hit against a wall, with occasional weight training
     
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    Would you happen to have Neversummer SL or Neversummer EVO, both between 154-157 that you would like to offload?
     
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