Strength and Conditioning
For most juniors the strength and conditioning part of training for tennis tends to be overlooked and the one process juniors dread the most. The 3 areas of focus that will have the most substantial impact on a junior’s tennis game will be:
At E.J.T. we focus on sport specific routines during the Elite Program which develops specific patterns of movement and drills that relate directly to the movement during a point. As we all know, footwork and agility translate to a junior’s ability to reach the ball in a timely manner and be properly adjusted and balanced to hit an efficient, effective and aggressive shot. Lower level juniors generally lack the fitness they require and thus find themselves constantly out of position on a tennis court and even more importantly before their intended shot.
While on average a point can last anywhere from 3 to 10 seconds, a match can last upwards of 2 hours; and during a single point, you will probably change direction anywhere from 4-10 times. Short bursts of speed are required, during long points with minimal rest before the next point begins through an extended period of time. Because of this, sport specific training is required and essential, and E.J.T. provides such fitness to give juniors the best possible chance at success.