A tennis player takes a variety of different shots throughout a match. In order to be powerful and accurate with those shots, shoulder strength plays a crucial role in their performance. These shots are made possible by the athlete's ability to clear their hips to get to the ball in time.
At NX Level we work to develop sport-specific power to help each individual athlete reach his or her performance goals. Power development is accomplished through speed and strength training.
Specifically, a tennis player must be able to decelerate into an athletic stance, and then explode out laterally or clear their hips to change directions.
Acceleration is key in getting to the ball as quickly as possible to properly take the next shot.
Tennis players must have the shoulder integrity and strength to be able to take shots from angles as varied as a serve to a back hand. They also must have the lower body strength and power to move them around the court as quickly as possible.
At NX Level we use full body lifts such as Olympic lifting, front and back squats, and all angles of pressing and pulling with bars and dumbbells. These lifts improve the total body development, movement, flexibility and conditioning for the sport of tennis.