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And it’s not just the pros that need to think about it – having strong shoulders and arms is just as important for the amateur player, too.
There are a variety of exercises that tennis players can do to develop and improve their strength capacity. Even the pros don’t choose the same exercises from the many variations: some prefer exercises influenced by classic weight training, others pay more attention to the prevention of injuries, while other players follow the current trends from the fitness world. Training to improve upper body strength involves powerful yet smaller muscle groups. In order to preserve maximum function from the muscles in question, every exercise involving weights should be preceded by an exercise with bands and followed by a throwing test with a weighted ball.
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Here’s a set of three exercises you can try to help build your upper body strength for the courts:
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Dial up your serve and your tennis game by spending some time training on and off the court. Focus on smaller muscle groups and build your upper body strength to develop more power in your swing and stamina for the match.
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