Tennis Players : Aerobic Exercise

I love underdogs! May be it’s because I am one. As a recreational runner I have little chance to compete against elite runners.

I rooted for Andy Murray to defeat Roger Federer in the finals of 2008 US open but in the end the swiss was just too good for Murray.

Tennis and marathon running share one thing in common, they both involve alot of time. The final match was nearly two hours, Andy Murray needed 3 hours 30 minutes to see off Rafael Nadal in the semi final.   It is fair to say Tennis is an endurance sport.

Type of Training tennis Player need to perform

According to tennis training website, For a tennis player to perform at their best, they must have just the right mix of aerobic and anaerobic endurance, explosive strength and power, speed off the mark and agility.

Aerobic exercise

Refers to exercise that involves or improves oxygen consumption by the body. Aerobic exercise comprises innumerable forms. In general, it is performed at a moderate level of intensity over a relatively long period of time. For example, running a long distance at a moderate pace is an aerobic exercise, but sprinting is not.

Anaerobic exercise. 

Refers to exercise without oxygen, Strength training and weight training are the best examples.

Tennis and swimming are aerobic exercises and a runner can incorporate them as part of his or her training.

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  2. Tennis Fitness

    A good start playing tennis (if you don’t have a coach or tennis classes around you) is to go to hit against the backboard. It is a really good workout, and it will improve your consistency and tennis fitness. And some other people can see you there practicing and will pick you up for a game. Soon, you will have many hitting buddies.


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