Tennis Anatomy-2nd Edition
BookSee your tennis training in a brand new light. Tennis Anatomy, Second Edition, will show you how to dominate the competition by increasing strength, speed, and agility for more powerful serves and more accurate shots.
Emphasizing a movement-based approach to conditioning, Tennis Anatomy offers over 75 exercises designed to mimic the unique physical demands of the game and train the body as an integrated unit to maximize explosive power.
Each exercise offers step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting the muscles in action. Exercises for the lower body, core, shoulders, back, chest, arms, and wrists—along with information on proper acceleration and deceleration mechanics, rotational strengthening, and lateral movement skills—will help you cover the court with strength and efficiency. Illustrations of the active muscles for forehands, backhands, volleys, and serves show you how each exercise is fundamentally linked to tennis performance.
You’ll also find exercises aimed to protect the body from common tennis injuries and tips for proper recovery so you are always ready to ace the competition.
Authors E. Paul Roetert and Mark Kovacs have worked at the highest levels of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and are experts in tennis training and performance. Their expertise, combined with stunning illustrations, ensures Tennis Anatomy will prepare you to dominate any opponent.
AudienceCompetitive tennis players, tennis coaches, and strength and conditioning coaches or personal trainers who work with tennis players.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Training for Tennis Success
Chapter 2. Movement on the Court
Chapter 3. Lower Body
Chapter 4. Core and Torso
Chapter 5. Rotational Strengthening
Chapter 6. Shoulders
Chapter 7. Back
Chapter 8. Chest
Chapter 9. Arms and Wrists
Chapter 10. Recovery
Chapter 11. Common Tennis Injuries
Quotes"Tennis Anatomy provides many practical applications of exercises designed to enhance the strength, conditioning, and level of play for everyone. Roetert and Kovacs use their years of vast experience to enhance the reader's understanding of not only what works, but why it works—and how to utilize this knowledge to improve health, well-being, and your level of play. A must-read for all!”
—Paul Annacone, Former Coach of Roger Federer and Pete Sampras
“Tennis Anatomy contains very practical and well-organized training information featuring tennis-specific exercises for the whole body. The high-quality anatomical drawings make this a must-have resource for coaches and players of all levels.”
—Miguel Crespo, PhD, Head of Participation and Coaching for the International Tennis Federation
ExcerptsOverhead rotational medicine ball slam
Post-match or post-training recovery techniques and modalities
The anatomy of a successful serve