We have just witnessed the final two hard court events before the clay court season begins. These tournaments have thrown up some surprising results and for me one thing kept coming up throughout the last two weeks in the USA; how much fitter the men are at 30+ than they were a couple of generations ago.
The 2017 season is upon us and some of you out there may be looking to get back on the court and get some serious training done to burn off that Christmas dinner. The pros have been spending the holiday weeks preparing for the Aussie open doing more off court training along side many hitting drills to keep them in shape. In this article I will share with you some Christmas dinner burning cardio drills when you are hitting on the tennis court with your mates. These are all singles based drills but with some creativity can be adapted to doubles, I will add the one doubles idea to each drill. See if you can come up with your own variations.
The 2016 ATP season can be best described as a year of two halves. The first being dominated by Djokovic and the second taken over by Murray. Going into the ATP World Tour finals, the year end no.1 ranking is still up for grabs, so what will it take to win in London with the faster indoor conditions and more specifically what will the 8 finalists have to do themselves to have good week at the showcase end of season event?
This will be the third year that the WTA finals will be talking place in the city state that is Singapore. The showcase event has been purposely placed in the far east to try and encourage further growth in tennis for this area of the world.
So the summer is drawing to a close and we have had a lot to shout about in this country in terms of sporting success. The Olympics and Wimbledon have all seen encouraging British successes.
Murray has done it again, a second Wimbledon title! It was achieved in some style beating the big serving Canadian Milos Raonic, 6-4,7-6,7-6.
So the grass has been cut, the strawberries and cream are flowing, that’s right folks, Wimbledon 2016 is well underway.
As the clay season is reaching its climax with the french open starting today, I ask the question, what strings and tension are best for clay? But before we get into it lets begin with a quick history lesson on how strings have evolved over the past few decades.
There has been a lot of different aspects about stroke technique that have been discussed since tennis started. As the modern game has evolved it has become very clear that the strokes of the ATP stars have become slightly different to that of the WTA stars.
The hard court swing is about to come to a close, and it has been long and brutal one. It started back in July 2015 and will finish this weekend with the Miami Masters. But what is this surface, how does it behave, what’s good about it, bad about it and where will the future take it?