Tennis and mind
Main tennis styles
- Great defence from the back of the field: the player who hugs the baseline but returns each shot and generally waits for the opponent's error;
- Aggressive from the back of the field: the player who plays long powerful shots, with a very strong service and master of the starboard and the reverse especially in long exchanges;
- Serve&Volley: a fast move that moves directly to the network after a powerful service, constantly looking for the winning point without prior exchanges;
- Full Field Player: Versatile and unpredictable, this player has full control of all previous styles.
The right mental attitude is as important as the game you play. A less skilled player who is concentrated, confident and self-confident can easily beat a brilliant technical player who doesn't believe in his or her abilities.
- improve your technique
- increase your physical condition
This simple position not only improves balance, but also prepares the body for explosive movements. For this reason it can be particularly suitable for receiving a fast service. It seems obvious, but many beginners and sometimes even experienced players forget to bend their knees: maintaining this position over time is tiring.
Open to all ages, cardio tennis is a fun way to approach sport and an opportunity for families to "play" tennis together.
Improve your physical condition and game
HIIT to improve your physical condition and your tennis skills
Tennis is characterized by high intensity actions followed by low intensity phases, where the player has to run, stop, change direction and jump. Six weeks of HIIT training done 3 times a week leads to an improvement in peak oxygen consumption (VO2 peak) and specific and useful aerobic capacities in tennis.
HIIT raises the anaerobic threshold, lowers resting heart rate and post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). All important characteristics for the performance in the game. A high-intensity workout could be performed in conjunction with MYRUN treadmill, for example. Alternating a few minutes to 65% of maximum heart rate, with 30 seconds to 85% of maximum heart rate.