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4.4 out of 5 stars

on 7 September 2014
Good reference. I work with national tennis players and took some good points and teaching points from this book. Worth the investment.
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on 4 February 2016
Too technical for me but I gave it to a young player and he finds the training highly rewarding & postive.
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on 4 September 2014
Great reference for training! Very technical!!
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on 14 December 2008
The best resource for tennis specific fitness. Amazing!
This book is written by a qualified sports scientist and contains absolutely everything you need to plan and carry out effective training programs with tennis players of any age, level and ability.
The book uses sports science jargon and terminology, which may be a bit 'heavy' for those with a non-sports science background. I'm a personal trainer, so I understand. However, it is written in a clear and concise style with effective illustrations.
Covers areas such as energy sources, flexibility, proper warm up/ccol down, nutrition, resistance and cardiovascular training, speed/agility/quickness, physical testing and periodisation superbly.
The USTA Conditioning for tennis by Roetert and Ellenbecker is also an excellent resource and perhaps easier to follow for people without a sports science background. It comes with a DVD with excellent drills eg. dynamic warm up, fitness tests, resistance training etc.
Avoid the SAQ conditioning for tennis book (with Roddick on the front cover) Its training methods are very dated. AVOID AVOID! I've played tennis for 13 years (I'm 21) and a qualified personal trainer, so you can trust my judgement.
This book was recommended to me a friend, who did a Masters degree in Sports Science. His Masters degree was on tennis movement, so he knows what he is talking about. He was spot on!
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