Programs and Coaching Tips
Injury prevention: groin and hipsby Louis Fresneau
Louis Fresneau has used his physiotherapy experience around the ATP and WTA circuit to develop a functional hip and groin program. He has carefully combined essential hip-strengthening exercises, stability activities and mobility training with functional tennis-specific movement patterns. The goal of this off-court program is to prevent common hip injuries and groin conditions. Ultimately, keeping players competing at their highest level on the court and winning matches.
The mental game: reaction timeby Bram Swinnen
The human reaction time needs to be in tip-top shape to cope with the extreme demands of tennis. It describes the players' ability to understand the situation ahead and carry out the next move accordingly. Having quick reflexes is required for peak on-court performance. As many readers will know, it only takes a few milliseconds to determine victory or defeat. Observing the opponent's position on the opposite side. Reading how the tennis ball spins. Immediately deciding where to move to next. These are all factors that players must face even before striking the next shot. The dynamic environment during a tennis match forces the brain to be alert and awake during every single point.
On-court skills: the forehandby Thomas Johansson
Mastering your forehand is more than having a beautiful technique and constant form. A crafty and strategic shot selection is essential at any level of competition. Tennis is a dynamic and unpredictable sport that forces players to think outside of the box. When should you attack? How should you counter your opponent? Have you executed the right shot? These are just a fraction of questions that tennis players may contemplate during a match. Fortunately, ASICS Tennis Academy has recruited gram-slam talent to break down how you can also develop an elite forehand. So, if you want to elevate your game to the next level, this is the resource for you.
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