General Preparation for Tennis - Part 1. For many, this time of year means sledding, santa, ugly sweater parties and most notably, some time off from work. But for pro tennis players, the opposite is true - December means off-season training time. Some players are gearing up for the year’s first major, the Aus Open, while other less ranked players are prepping for the Future and Challenger circuits - which are also gaining steam come the first week of January.
Off-Season Weight Training Tennis Routine Day 1: Exercise: Sets: Repetitions: Rest: Dumbbell ...
It’s imperative that players train wisely. Training in the off-season is the best thing a player can do to improve and prepare for the demands of a competitive season. Think of the off-season as a time to fine tune, set goals and work towards them. “My best advice,” Orlando says, “is for players to know their own level and to gradually increase it. Don’t go from zero to 100. The body needs a chance to adapt and heal. And that’s why you train in the off-season.
Training Schedule. All Tennis training programs follow a progressive 8 week Training Schedule, with 2 – 4 x 1.5 hour training sessions per week – note that each training session includes a combination of court/field and gym exercises. Our 8 Week Tennis training programs can be used year round for Tennis Off Season, Tennis Pre Season
Rafael Nadal is working hard during his off-season training at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, with fellow Top 100 pros Felix Auger-Aliassime, Emil Ruusuvuori and Lorenzo Sonego also training in Mallorca.
The off-season is the best time of year to get your body in shape and prepared for the demands of a long, competitive tennis season. It is during this time of year that an athlete builds the base of their body, and makes it strong, lean, and powerful. The best place to start is to build a strong base by developing and strengthening the core, legs, and hips.
Is there any programming that you guys follow that is good to for off season training? Injury prevention, speed/power development, etc? ... More posts from the tennis ...
However, below is a very general look at the typical week of training in the off-season. Planning training or periodization is a science in and of itself, but one of the biggest things to notice below is how the training is spaced out. An athlete cannot work hard 3 or 4 days in a row and then take 3 or 4 days off. Training is nothing more than applying stress to the body. The body then adapts to the stresses placed upon it.