Did you already wonder how you could improve your performance without having to go to the gym or run for miles and miles everyday? On court fitness training is one of the best training method that can help you to improve the specific skills of your activity. To describe more in details this kind of training we will talk about on court fitness training for tennis players.
On court fitness training includes all the different practices that are done on a tennis court. Most on the time on court fitness training is done to improve the agility, quickness and specific movements of the players. Training on the tennis court helps the players to be really specific and to understand exactly how these drills could help them to become better tennis players.
There are so many different kind of practice you can run on court to increase a player fitness level that you can just use your imagination and make sure that the drills you are implementing are tennis specific.
First of all use tennis racquets in most of the case to add some specificity. You can start by doing the drill without any tennis balls. Run to a cone as if you were going to hit a forehand or a backhand, shadow the stroke and come back to the starting point. When you do these kinds of specific movements, make sure that you are using an explosive first step that you are balanced all the time and use proper technique when you recover like using a cross over step and the side steps.
This basic drill can be used for all the strokes, included the volleys and overheads. Repeat several sets of 10 repetitions for each stroke. Make sure your player or your self is really using the right technique in his footwork and that he is as intense and fast as he can.