I have taken classes over the years that focus on tennis conditioning, but they are few and far between. Most tennis facilities do not offer a conditioning program along with the membership. That is why I am so excited that Pinnacle Health and Fitness is offering a class.
How have you seen conditioning help people’s game?
Tennis conditioning and training has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. The changes in racquet and string technology have changed the game at all levels, from recreational player to professional. As the equipment has changed, so has the training, with increased focus on core strength, agility, flexibility, and balance training, Professional tennis players today have highly sophisticated training regimens and a team to help them stay strong and injury free. Recreational players can certainly benefit from many of the same exercises. Tennis players are often stronger on one side than the other, since tennis is a one sided sport. Training both sides helps with balance in all areas of life, and can reduce injury risk as well.
What can participants expect in tennis camp/training?
We will incorporate many of the USTA, (United States Tennis Association), exercises for tennis conditioning in the class. Participants can expect a mixture of cardio, movement training, balance, core strength and flexibility training. Each class will also incorporate some injury prevention/training specific to shoulders and wrists. Modifications to the exercises will be offered to allow all levels of participation.