With this introduction we want to illustrate our concept of training, but at the same time to provide you with ideas and suggestions that are easily applicable on the tennis court and/or in the gym with your athletes.
Physical preparation is intended as a process for a BALANCED growth of the player, based on the needs and on the anthropometric/structural characteristics of the athlete and on the specific needs of the sport.
This process trough a "training plan" will be based on goal-setting and time workloads. Progressive EXERCISES are the tools along the road to achieve goals and prepare for new ones.
Attention will be given to the development of the tennis player both on the learning and in the competition stages. We truly believe in the holistic approach to increase the player’s skills to guarantee the balanced growth.
REMEMBER: THE PLAYER IS FAST AND SKILLFUL FIRST, TO BECOME THEN STRONG AND RESISTANT.
As follows an example that you can use on your practice court, so very simple and practical.
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EXAMPLE OF METHODOLOGY AND PLANNING:
As follows a few exercises (according to the goals set in the above mentioned example).
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In this example you'll find both analytical exercises - focussed on one body part only (useful if the athlete has deficits in that particular area; example: trunk rotation with the kettlebell) - and global exercises, involving the entire kinetic chain, i.e. the ensemble of body parts that synergically produce the global movement that we want to train.
This simple framework only allows to monitor the training process and is applicable to any type of work.