See your tennis game as you never have before. See what it takes to improve consistency and performance on the court. Tennis Anatomy will show you how to ace the competition by increasing strength, speed, and agility for more powerful serves and more accurate shots.
Tennis Anatomy includes more than 72 of the most effective exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting muscles in action.
Tennis Anatomy goes beyond exercises by placing you on the baseline, at the net, and on the service line. 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 learn how exercises can be modified to target specific areas, improve your skills, and minimize common tennis injuries. Best of all, you'll learn how to put it all together to develop a training program based on your individual needs and goals.
Whether you’re a serve and volleyer, baseliner, or all-court player, Tennis Anatomy will ensure that you step onto the court ready to dominate any opponent.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Tennis Player in Motion
Chapter 2: Shoulders
Chapter 3: Arms and Wrists
Chapter 4: Chest
Chapter 5: Back
Chapter 6: Core and Torso
Chapter 7: Legs
Chapter 8: Rotational Strengthening
Chapter 9: Movement Drills
Chapter 10: Common Tennis Injuries
"In TennisAnatomy, the authors do a terrific job of explaining how to use a balanced strength and conditioning program. The information is practical for all levels and an invaluable tool for better performance on the court." -- Paul Annacone, Current Coach of Roger Federer and Former Coach of Pete Sampras
"TennisAnatomy is an essential resource for both players and coaches. Roetert and Kovacs provide expert instruction and a one-of-a-kind look inside the game." -- John Isner, United States Davis Cup Player
“Tennis Anatomy has the finest anatomical illustrations and top-notch training recommendations. It’s a must-have for tennis players at any level seeking to improve their game and prevent injuries.” -- Todd Ellenbecker, Chairman of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) National Sport Science Committee, Coauthor of Complete Conditioning for Tennis andStrength Band Training, Second Edition
ExcerptsProper Movement Skills Are Vitally Important For Success On The Tennis Court.
Tennis Defined By Four Distinct Playing Styles
The Importance Of Shoulder Movement To Tennis
Why Volleys Are Still A Crucial Part Of The Game
Sample ContentExternal RotationReverse FlySquatTennis Focus: BackTennis Focus: LegsTennis Focus: Shoulders
Tennis Anatomy author Paul Roetert talks about the four playing styles for tennis, training programs, and more.