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Aug 182019
 

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Aug 052019
 

Last week, til first practice.   If you haven’t started, it’s not too late, just go back to week one and start there.  Anything you can do will be better than nothing once the busy season starts. 

Please get your physical done and your sport fee paid by August 12th.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone at 8:30 next Monday.  If you can’t make it then, be sure to be there on Monday morning.

On to week 10 training.

Start any training or playing  with some warm-up and stretching.

Warm up:  Jog in place with high knees:  30 sec.   Jog in place with high heels: 30 sec.  Mini jumping jacks: 30 sec.  Leg stretches:  1 min.  Arm circles:  10 small forward, 10 small backward, 10 big backward 10 big forward.  6 deep sneaky lunges (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRL9vCQTLxA).  

Cool down:  Wide feet stretches hanging over, side to side sway.  Leg stretches, arm and shoulder stretch, end up with standing side stretch.

Week 10: August 5 – August 11

August 5:  Warm-up.

Interval Run:  12 intervals.   Interval Run explained:  Jog 15 sec.  Spring 10 Sec.  Walk 15 sec.    Cool down.

August 6:  Warm-up.

Core Exercies:  Do sets of core exercises with 20 sec. break between moves.  Not increasing reps this week, if you can do all the reps, increase your intensity and speed.

Move 1:  Plank:  Hold 30 secs.  (https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do)

Move 2:  Bicycles:  30 reps (https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-5)

Move 3:  Side Rise:  12 reps/side  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rorFwJ0h2e4

Move 4:  Windshield Wiper: 12 reps/side https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-7

Move 5:  Plank with Arm and Leg Lift  12 reps/side https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-2

Move 6:  Superman/Banana:  10 reps  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZILvDdQT4

Move 7:  Plank with Twist 12 reps/side   https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-3

Cool down:

August 7:  Warm-up

Leg Workout:  25 secs between moves.  30 secs. is max on some of these moves, increase intensity

Move 1:  Jump Squats:  30 secs.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utQShuge6Vk

Move 2:  Mary Katherine Squats:  30 secs.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQOSdQRx

Move 3:  Circle Run:  45 secs/each direction  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZSHdFSxcYY

Move 4:  Leap Frog Squats:  30 secs    http://player.anytimefitnesss.com/fitness/how-to-leap-frog-squats.html

Move 5:  Hot foot:  45 secs/foot  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcFacQNgoGc

Move 6:  Football Hero 60 secs  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWh3v3GflOE

Move 7:  Combo Twist:  45 secs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVoH_vPOMTA

Cool Down

August 8:  Warm-up

Interval Run:  10 Intervals

Beep Test:  Up to level 7 (or as far as you can go):   Down load a beep test app for 20meters.  That is the distance from the tennis net to the back fence.  Get to the net or fence by each time the beep sounds. See how many levels you can get.

Cool Down.

Any team player who reads this far down:  Text me “Week 10″ for a free gatorade at practice.

August 9:  Warm Up

Upper body workout:  Not increasing reps this week, if you can do all the reps, increase your intensity and speed.

Move 1:  Shoulder-width Push-ups 15 reps   , knees up if you can, knees down if not.

Move 2:  Radial Muscle:  2 sets of 20 reps   2lb or smaller weight

Radial

  1. Stand with your arms at your sides, and with one hand grasp a dumbbell on only one end (similar to a hammer). The weighted end should be in front of the thumb.
  2. With the wrist in a neutral position and the palm toward the thigh, slowly cock the wrist to raise and lower the weighted end through a comfortable range of motion (figure 8.15a). All the movement should occur at the wrist with no elbow or shoulder joint movement; the arc of movement will be small.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets.

Move 3:  Wide-width Push-Ups: 15 reps   , knees up if you can, knees down if not.

Move 4:  Ulnar Muscle:  2 sets of 20 reps  2lb weight or smaller

Ulnar

  1. Stand with your arms at your sides and with one hand grasp a dumbbell on only one end (similar to a hammer). The weighted end should be behind your little finger.
  2. With the wrist in a neutral position and palm facing your thigh, slowly cock the wrist to raise and lower the weighted end through a comfortable range of motion (figure 8.15b). All the movement should occur at the wrist with no elbow or shoulder joint movement; the arc of movement will be small.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets

Move 5:  Tri-Side Rise  12 reps/each side    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7QNavtBK9Y

Move 6:  Forearm Pronation:  2 sets of 20 reps  2lb weight or less

Forearm Pronation

  1. Sit in a chair with one elbow flexed and the forearm resting on a table or your knee. Let the wrist and hand hang over the edge.
  2. Use a dumbbell with a weight at only one end (similar to a hammer). The weight is on the thumb side to start. Begin the exercise with the palm upward so that the handle is horizontal (figure 8.16a). Slowly raise the weighted end by rotating your forearm and wrist until the handle is vertical.
  3. Pause for 1 second, then return to the starting position.
  4. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets

Move 7:  Burpee  15 reps

Move 8:  Forearm Supination  2 sets of 20 reps   2lb weight or less

Forearm Supination  

Sit in a chair with one elbow flexed and the forearm resting on a table or your knee. Let the wrist and hand hang over the edge.

  1. Use a dumbbell with a weight at only one end (similar to a hammer). The weight should be on the thumb side to start. Begin the exercise with the palm down (figure 8.16b). Slowly raise the weighted end by rotating your forearm and wrist until the handle is vertical.
  2. Pause for 1 second, then return to the starting position.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets.

Cool Down:

August 10:    Warm-up.  Not increasing reps this week, if you can do all the reps, increase your intensity and speed.

Footwork:  Some of these exercises are maxed out for reps.  Increase intensity and speed.

Move 1:  Jump Rope  30 secs

Move 2:  Horizontal Run:  10 reps

Start at the doubles sideline, facing the net.

Shuffle (sidestep) to the centre service line.

Sprint back to the starting position.

Turn and sprint across the court to the opposite doubles sideline.

Shuffle back to the centerline.

Sprint back to the doubles sideline.

Turn and sprint back to the starting position; you should start and finish at the same spot.

Move 3:  Split Step  30 reps

  • Stand with your feet together in front of the baseline. Hop forward over the baseline, planting your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart on the other side. Instantly hop back to starting position, feet together, and repeat without pausing for 10 to 20 reps.

Move 4:  Split Step Wide 30 reps

  • start with your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart and keep them there, hopping forward over the baseline and back to start for 10 to 20 reps.

Move 5:  Lateral Movement  10 reps each side

  • Start with three lateral steps to the left, perform a backhand swing, then recover to the center. Repeat to the right. Vary the size of your steps and the speed.
  • Do the same three lateral steps to the left, perform a forehand swing, then recover to the center. Repeat to the right. Again, vary the size of your steps and your speed.

Move 6: Carioca  10 reps/each side  http://tennisracket.me/tennis-footwork-for-beginner/

Move 7:  Back to where you were:  10 reps    Sprint from baseline to service line.   Run backwards back to the baseline.

Cool Down:

August 11: Sunday, day off.

Jul 302019
 

Two weeks to go.   If you haven’t started, it’s not too late, just go back to week one and start there.  Anything you can do will be better than nothing once the busy season starts.

Open courts tonight 6:00 at the junior high.  See you there.

On to week 9 training.

Start any training or playing  with some warm-up and stretching.

Warm up:  Jog in place with high knees:  30 sec.   Jog in place with high heels: 30 sec.  Mini jumping jacks: 30 sec.  Leg stretches:  1 min.  Arm circles:  10 small forward, 10 small backward, 10 big backward 10 big forward.  6 deep sneaky lunges (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRL9vCQTLxA).  

Cool down:  Wide feet stretches hanging over, side to side sway.  Leg stretches, arm and shoulder stretch, end up with standing side stretch.

Week 9: July 29 – August 4th

July 29:  Warm-up.

Interval Run:  12 intervals.   Interval Run explained:  Jog 15 sec.  Spring 10 Sec.  Walk 15 sec.    Cool down.

July 30 Warm-up.

Core Exercies:  Do sets of core exercises with 20 sec. break between moves.  Not increasing reps this week, if you can do all the reps, increase your intensity and speed.

Move 1:  Plank:  Hold 30 secs.  (https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do)

Move 2:  Bicycles:  30 reps (https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-5)

Move 3:  Side Rise:  12 reps/side  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rorFwJ0h2e4

Move 4:  Windshield Wiper: 12 reps/side https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-7

Move 5:  Plank with Arm and Leg Lift  12 reps/side https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-2

Move 6:  Superman/Banana:  10 reps  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZILvDdQT4

Move 7:  Plank with Twist 12 reps/side   https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-3

Cool down:

July 31:  Warm-up

Leg Workout:  25 secs between moves.  30 secs. is max on some of these moves, increase intensity

Move 1:  Jump Squats:  30 secs.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utQShuge6Vk

Move 2:  Mary Katherine Squats:  30 secs.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQOSdQRx

Move 3:  Circle Run:  45 secs/each direction  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZSHdFSxcYY

Move 4:  Leap Frog Squats:  30 secs    http://player.anytimefitnesss.com/fitness/how-to-leap-frog-squats.html

Move 5:  Hot foot:  45 secs/foot  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcFacQNgoGc

Move 6:  Football Hero 60 secs  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWh3v3GflOE

Move 7:  Combo Twist:  45 secs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVoH_vPOMTA

Cool Down

August 1: 

Interval Run:  10 Intervals

Beep Test:  Up to level 7 (or as far as you can go):   Down load a beep test app for 20meters.  That is the distance from the tennis net to the back fence.  Get to the net or fence by each time the beep sounds. See how many levels you can get.

Cool Down.

Any team player who reads this far down:  Text me “Week 9” for a free gatorade at practice.

August 2:  Warm Up

Upper body workout:  Not increasing reps this week, if you can do all the reps, increase your intensity and speed.

Move 1:  Shoulder-width Push-ups 15 reps   , knees up if you can, knees down if not.

Move 2:  Radial Muscle:  2 sets of 20 reps   2lb or smaller weight

Radial

  1. Stand with your arms at your sides, and with one hand grasp a dumbbell on only one end (similar to a hammer). The weighted end should be in front of the thumb.
  2. With the wrist in a neutral position and the palm toward the thigh, slowly cock the wrist to raise and lower the weighted end through a comfortable range of motion (figure 8.15a). All the movement should occur at the wrist with no elbow or shoulder joint movement; the arc of movement will be small.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets.

Move 3:  Wide-width Push-Ups: 15 reps   , knees up if you can, knees down if not.

Move 4:  Ulnar Muscle:  2 sets of 20 reps  2lb weight or smaller

Ulnar

  1. Stand with your arms at your sides and with one hand grasp a dumbbell on only one end (similar to a hammer). The weighted end should be behind your little finger.
  2. With the wrist in a neutral position and palm facing your thigh, slowly cock the wrist to raise and lower the weighted end through a comfortable range of motion (figure 8.15b). All the movement should occur at the wrist with no elbow or shoulder joint movement; the arc of movement will be small.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets

Move 5:  Tri-Side Rise  12 reps/each side    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7QNavtBK9Y

Move 6:  Forearm Pronation:  2 sets of 20 reps  2lb weight or less

Forearm Pronation

  1. Sit in a chair with one elbow flexed and the forearm resting on a table or your knee. Let the wrist and hand hang over the edge.
  2. Use a dumbbell with a weight at only one end (similar to a hammer). The weight is on the thumb side to start. Begin the exercise with the palm upward so that the handle is horizontal (figure 8.16a). Slowly raise the weighted end by rotating your forearm and wrist until the handle is vertical.
  3. Pause for 1 second, then return to the starting position.
  4. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets

Move 7:  Burpee  15 reps

Move 8:  Forearm Supination  2 sets of 20 reps   2lb weight or less

Forearm Supination  

Sit in a chair with one elbow flexed and the forearm resting on a table or your knee. Let the wrist and hand hang over the edge.

  1. Use a dumbbell with a weight at only one end (similar to a hammer). The weight should be on the thumb side to start. Begin the exercise with the palm down (figure 8.16b). Slowly raise the weighted end by rotating your forearm and wrist until the handle is vertical.
  2. Pause for 1 second, then return to the starting position.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets.

Cool Down:

August 3:    Warm-up.  Not increasing reps this week, if you can do all the reps, increase your intensity and speed.

Footwork:  Some of these exercises are maxed out for reps.  Increase intensity and speed.

Move 1:  Jump Rope  30 secs

Move 2:  Horizontal Run:  10 reps

Start at the doubles sideline, facing the net.

Shuffle (sidestep) to the centre service line.

Sprint back to the starting position.

Turn and sprint across the court to the opposite doubles sideline.

Shuffle back to the centerline.

Sprint back to the doubles sideline.

Turn and sprint back to the starting position; you should start and finish at the same spot.

Move 3:  Split Step  30 reps

  • Stand with your feet together in front of the baseline. Hop forward over the baseline, planting your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart on the other side. Instantly hop back to starting position, feet together, and repeat without pausing for 10 to 20 reps.

Move 4:  Split Step Wide 30 reps

  • start with your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart and keep them there, hopping forward over the baseline and back to start for 10 to 20 reps.

Move 5:  Lateral Movement  10 reps each side

  • Start with three lateral steps to the left, perform a backhand swing, then recover to the center. Repeat to the right. Vary the size of your steps and the speed.
  • Do the same three lateral steps to the left, perform a forehand swing, then recover to the center. Repeat to the right. Again, vary the size of your steps and your speed.

Move 6: Carioca  10 reps/each side  http://tennisracket.me/tennis-footwork-for-beginner/

Move 7:  Back to where you were:  10 reps    Sprint from baseline to service line.   Run backwards back to the baseline.

Cool Down:

August 4th: Sunday, Day off

Jul 222019
 

Three weeks to go.  Going to be working on the high school courts this week.  Open courts Tuesday at 6 pm at the junior high.  See you there.

On to week 8 training.

Start any training or playing  with some warm-up and stretching.

Warm up:  Jog in place with high knees:  30 sec.   Jog in place with high heels: 30 sec.  Mini jumping jacks: 30 sec.  Leg stretches:  1 min.  Arm circles:  10 small forward, 10 small backward, 10 big backward 10 big forward.  6 deep sneaky lunges (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRL9vCQTLxA).  

Cool down:  Wide feet stretches hanging over, side to side sway.  Leg stretches, arm and shoulder stretch, end up with standing side stretch.

Week 8: July 22 – July 28

July 22:  Warm-up.

Interval Run:  10 intervals.   Interval Run explained:  Jog 15 sec.  Spring 10 Sec.  Walk 15 sec.    Cool down.

July 23 Warm-up.

Core Exercies:  Do sets of core exercises with 20 sec. break between moves.  Not increasing reps this week, if you can do all the reps, increase your intensity and speed.

Move 1:  Plank:  Hold 30 secs.  (https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do)

Move 2:  Bicycles:  30 reps (https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-5)

Move 3:  Side Rise:  12 reps/side  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rorFwJ0h2e4

Move 4:  Windshield Wiper: 12 reps/side https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-7

Move 5:  Plank with Arm and Leg Lift  12 reps/side https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-2

Move 6:  Superman/Banana:  10 reps  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZILvDdQT4

Move 7:  Plank with Twist 12 reps/side   https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-3

Cool down:

July 24:  Warm-up

Leg Workout:  25 secs between moves.  30 secs. is max on some of these moves, increase intensity

Move 1:  Jump Squats:  30 secs.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utQShuge6Vk

Move 2:  Mary Katherine Squats:  30 secs.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQOSdQRx

Move 3:  Circle Run:  45 secs/each direction  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZSHdFSxcYY

Move 4:  Leap Frog Squats:  30 secs    http://player.anytimefitnesss.com/fitness/how-to-leap-frog-squats.html

Move 5:  Hot foot:  45 secs/foot  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcFacQNgoGc

Move 6:  Football Hero 60 secs  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWh3v3GflOE

Move 7:  Combo Twist:  45 secs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVoH_vPOMTA

Cool Down

July 25:  Warm-up

Interval Run:  9 Intervals

Beep Test:  Up to level 7 (or as far as you can go):   Down load a beep test app for 20meters.  That is the distance from the tennis net to the back fence.  Get to the net or fence by each time the beep sounds. See how many levels you can get.

Cool Down.

Any team player who reads this far down:  Text me “Week 8” for a free gatorade at practice.

July 26:  Warm Up

Upper body workout:

Move 1:  Shoulder-width Push-ups 15 reps   , knees up if you can, knees down if not.

Move 2:  Radial Muscle:  2 sets of 20 reps   2lb or smaller weight

Radial

  1. Stand with your arms at your sides, and with one hand grasp a dumbbell on only one end (similar to a hammer). The weighted end should be in front of the thumb.
  2. With the wrist in a neutral position and the palm toward the thigh, slowly cock the wrist to raise and lower the weighted end through a comfortable range of motion (figure 8.15a). All the movement should occur at the wrist with no elbow or shoulder joint movement; the arc of movement will be small.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets.

Move 3:  Wide-width Push-Ups: 15 reps   , knees up if you can, knees down if not.

Move 4:  Ulnar Muscle:  2 sets of 20 reps  2lb weight or smaller

Ulnar

  1. Stand with your arms at your sides and with one hand grasp a dumbbell on only one end (similar to a hammer). The weighted end should be behind your little finger.
  2. With the wrist in a neutral position and palm facing your thigh, slowly cock the wrist to raise and lower the weighted end through a comfortable range of motion (figure 8.15b). All the movement should occur at the wrist with no elbow or shoulder joint movement; the arc of movement will be small.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets

Move 5:  Tri-Side Rise  12 reps/each side    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7QNavtBK9Y

Move 6:  Forearm Pronation:  2 sets of 20 reps  2lb weight or less

Forearm Pronation

  1. Sit in a chair with one elbow flexed and the forearm resting on a table or your knee. Let the wrist and hand hang over the edge.
  2. Use a dumbbell with a weight at only one end (similar to a hammer). The weight is on the thumb side to start. Begin the exercise with the palm upward so that the handle is horizontal (figure 8.16a). Slowly raise the weighted end by rotating your forearm and wrist until the handle is vertical.
  3. Pause for 1 second, then return to the starting position.
  4. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets

Move 7:  Burpee  15 reps

Move 8:  Forearm Supination  2 sets of 20 reps   2lb weight or less

Forearm Supination  

Sit in a chair with one elbow flexed and the forearm resting on a table or your knee. Let the wrist and hand hang over the edge.

  1. Use a dumbbell with a weight at only one end (similar to a hammer). The weight should be on the thumb side to start. Begin the exercise with the palm down (figure 8.16b). Slowly raise the weighted end by rotating your forearm and wrist until the handle is vertical.
  2. Pause for 1 second, then return to the starting position.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets.

Cool Down:

July 27:    Warm-up

Footwork:  Some of these exercises are maxed out for reps.  Increase intensity and speed.

Move 1:  Jump Rope  30 secs

Move 2:  Horizontal Run:  10 reps

Start at the doubles sideline, facing the net.

Shuffle (sidestep) to the centre service line.

Sprint back to the starting position.

Turn and sprint across the court to the opposite doubles sideline.

Shuffle back to the centerline.

Sprint back to the doubles sideline.

Turn and sprint back to the starting position; you should start and finish at the same spot.

Move 3:  Split Step  30 reps

  • Stand with your feet together in front of the baseline. Hop forward over the baseline, planting your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart on the other side. Instantly hop back to starting position, feet together, and repeat without pausing for 10 to 20 reps.

Move 4:  Split Step Wide 30 reps

  • start with your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart and keep them there, hopping forward over the baseline and back to start for 10 to 20 reps.

Move 5:  Lateral Movement  10 reps each side

  • Start with three lateral steps to the left, perform a backhand swing, then recover to the center. Repeat to the right. Vary the size of your steps and the speed.
  • Do the same three lateral steps to the left, perform a forehand swing, then recover to the center. Repeat to the right. Again, vary the size of your steps and your speed.

Move 6: Carioca  10 reps/each side  http://tennisracket.me/tennis-footwork-for-beginner/

Move 7:  Back to where you were:  10 reps    Sprint from baseline to service line.   Run backwards back to the baseline.

Cool Down:

July 28:  Sunday, Day Off

Jul 162019
 

Four weeks to go, if you haven’t gotten in to training mode, now is the time to jump in.  Still a lot of conditioning you can do to get in shape for our upcoming, busy season.  I think we will be rained out for open courts on Tuesday, looking forward to Thursday.

On to week 7 training. Start any training or playing  with some warm-up and stretching.

Warm up:  Jog in place with high knees:  30 sec.   Jog in place with high heels: 30 sec.  Mini jumping jacks: 30 sec.  Leg stretches:  1 min.  Arm circles:  10 small forward, 10 small backward, 10 big backward 10 big forward.  6 deep sneaky lunges (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRL9vCQTLxA).  

Cool down:  Wide feet stretches hanging over, side to side sway.  Leg stretches, arm and shoulder stretch, end up with standing side stretch.

Week 7: June 15 – July 21

July 15:  Warm-up. Interval Run:  9 intervals.   Interval Run explained:  Jog 15 sec.  Sprint 10 Sec.  Walk 15 sec.   

Cool down.

July 16:  Warm-up. Core Exercies:  Do sets of core exercises with 20 sec. break between moves.  Not increasing reps this week, if you can do all the reps, increase your intensity and speed.

Move 1:  Plank:  Hold 30 secs.  (https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do)

Move 2:  Bicycles:  30 reps (https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-5)

Move 3:  Side Rise:  12 reps/side  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rorFwJ0h2e4

Move 4:  Windshield Wiper: 12 reps/side https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-7

Move 5:  Plank with Arm and Leg Lift  12 reps/side https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-2

Move 6:  Superman/Banana:  10 reps  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZILvDdQT4

Move 7:  Plank with Twist 12 reps/side   https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-3

Cool down:

July 17:  Warm-up

Leg Workout:  25 secs between moves.  30 secs. is max on some of these moves, increase intensity

Move 1:  Jump Squats:  30 secs.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utQShuge6Vk

Move 2:  Mary Katherine Squats:  30 secs.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQOSdQRx

Move 3:  Circle Run:  45 secs/each direction  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZSHdFSxcYY

Move 4:  Leap Frog Squats:  30 secs    http://player.anytimefitnesss.com/fitness/how-to-leap-frog-squats.html

Move 5:  Hot foot:  45 secs/foot  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcFacQNgoGc

Move 6:  Football Hero 60 secs  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWh3v3GflOE

Move 7:  Combo Twist:  45 secs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVoH_vPOMTA Cool Down

July 18:    Warm-up

Interval Run:  8 Intervals

Beep Test:  Up to level 6 (or as far as you can go):   Down load a beep test app for 20meters.  That is the distance from the tennis net to the back fence.  Get to the net or fence by each time the beep sounds. See how many levels you can get. Cool Down. Any team player who reads this far down:  Text me “Week 7” for a free gatorade at practice.

July 19:  Warm Up Upper body workout:

Move 1:  Shoulder-width Push-ups 12 reps   , knees up if you can, knees down if not.

Move 2:  Radial Muscle:  2 sets of 20 reps   2lb or smaller weight Radial Stand with your arms at your sides, and with one hand grasp a dumbbell on only one end (similar to a hammer). The weighted end should be in front of the thumb. With the wrist in a neutral position and the palm toward the thigh, slowly cock the wrist to raise and lower the weighted end through a comfortable range of motion (figure 8.15a). All the movement should occur at the wrist with no elbow or shoulder joint movement; the arc of movement will be small. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets.

Move 3:  Wide-width Push-Ups: 12 reps   , knees up if you can, knees down if not.

Move 4:  Ulnar Muscle:  2 sets of 20 reps  2lb weight or smaller Ulnar Stand with your arms at your sides and with one hand grasp a dumbbell on only one end (similar to a hammer). The weighted end should be behind your little finger. With the wrist in a neutral position and palm facing your thigh, slowly cock the wrist to raise and lower the weighted end through a comfortable range of motion (figure 8.15b). All the movement should occur at the wrist with no elbow or shoulder joint movement; the arc of movement will be small. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets

Move 5:  Tri-Side Rise  10 reps/each side    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7QNavtBK9Y

Move 6:  Forearm Pronation:  2 sets of 20 reps  2lb weight or less Forearm Pronation Sit in a chair with one elbow flexed and the forearm resting on a table or your knee. Let the wrist and hand hang over the edge. Use a dumbbell with a weight at only one end (similar to a hammer). The weight is on the thumb side to start. Begin the exercise with the palm upward so that the handle is horizontal (figure 8.16a). Slowly raise the weighted end by rotating your forearm and wrist until the handle is vertical. Pause for 1 second, then return to the starting position. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets

Move 7:  Burpee  12 reps Move 8:  Forearm Supination  2 sets of 20 reps   2lb weight or less Forearm Supination           Sit in a chair with one elbow flexed and the forearm resting on a table or your knee. Let the wrist and hand hang over the edge. Use a dumbbell with a weight at only one end (similar to a hammer). The weight should be on the thumb side to start. Begin the exercise with the palm down (figure 8.16b). Slowly raise the weighted end by rotating your forearm and wrist until the handle is vertical. Pause for 1 second, then return to the starting position. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets.

Cool Down:

July 20:    Warm-up Footwork:  Some of these exercises are maxed out for reps.  Increase intensity and speed.

Move 1:  Jump Rope  30 secs

Move 2:  Horizontal Run:  9 reps Start at the doubles sideline, facing the net. Shuffle (sidestep) to the centre service line. Sprint back to the starting position. Turn and sprint across the court to the opposite doubles sideline. Shuffle back to the centerline. Sprint back to the doubles sideline. Turn and sprint back to the starting position; you should start and finish at the same spot.

Move 3:  Split Step  30 reps Stand with your feet together in front of the baseline. Hop forward over the baseline, planting your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart on the other side. Instantly hop back to starting position, feet together, and repeat without pausing for 10 to 20 reps.

Move 4:  Split Step Wide 30 reps start with your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart and keep them there, hopping forward over the baseline and back to start for 10 to 20 reps.

Move 5:  Lateral Movement  10 reps each side

Cool Down

July 21: Sunday, Rest

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On to week 3 training.

Start any training or playing  with some warm-up and stretching.

Warm up:  Jog in place with high knees:  30 sec.   Jog in place with high heels: 30 sec.  Mini jumping jacks: 30 sec.  Leg stretches:  1 min.  Arm circles:  10 small forward, 10 small backward, 10 big backward 10 big forward.  6 deep sneaky lunges (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRL9vCQTLxA).  

Cool down:  Wide feet stretches hanging over, side to side sway.  Leg stretches, arm and shoulder stretch, end up with standing side stretch.

Week 3:  June 17 to June 23

May 17:  Warm-up.

Interval Run:  5 intervals.   Interval Run explained:  Jog 15 sec.  Spring 10 Sec.  Walk 15 sec.    Cool down.

June 18:  Warm-up.

Core Exercies:  Do sets of core exercises with 20 sec. break between moves.

Move 1:  Plank:  Hold 30 secs.  (https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do)

Move 2:  Bicycles:  20 reps (https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-5)

Move 3:  Side Rise:  8 reps/side  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rorFwJ0h2e4

Move 4:  Windshield Wiper: 8 reps/side https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-7

Move 5:  Plank with Arm and Leg Lift  8 reps/side https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-2

Move 6:  Superman/Banana:  5 reps  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZILvDdQT4

Move 7:  Plank with Twist 8 reps/side   https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-3

Cool down:

June 19:  Warm-up

Leg Workout:  25 secs between moves

Move 1:  Jump Squats:  25 secs.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utQShuge6Vk

Move 2:  Mary Katherine Squats:  25 secs.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQOSdQRx

Move 3:  Circle Run:  25 secs/each direction  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZSHdFSxcYY

Move 4:  Leap Frog Squats:  25 secs    http://player.anytimefitnesss.com/fitness/how-to-leap-frog-squats.html

Move 5:  Hot foot:  25 secs/foot  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcFacQNgoGc

Move 6:  Football Hero 25 secs  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWh3v3GflOE

Move 7:  Combo Twist:  25 secs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVoH_vPOMTA

Cool Down

June 20:  Warm-up

Interval Run:  4 Intervals

Beep Test:  Up to level 4 (or as far as you can go):   Down load a beep test app for 20m.  That is the distance from the tennis net to the back fence.  Get to the net or fence by each time the beep sounds. See how many levels you can get.

Cool Down.

June 21:  Warm Up

Upper body workout:

Move 1:  Shoulder-width Push-ups 7 reps   , knees up if you can, knees down if not.

Move 2:  Radial Muscle:  2 sets of 10 reps   2lb or smaller weight

Radial

  1. Stand with your arms at your sides, and with one hand grasp a dumbbell on only one end (similar to a hammer). The weighted end should be in front of the thumb.
  2. With the wrist in a neutral position and the palm toward the thigh, slowly cock the wrist to raise and lower the weighted end through a comfortable range of motion (figure 8.15a). All the movement should occur at the wrist with no elbow or shoulder joint movement; the arc of movement will be small.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets.

Move 3:  Wide-width Push-Ups: 7 reps   , knees up if you can, knees down if not.

Move 4:  Ulnar Muscle:  2 sets of 10 reps  2lb weight or smaller

Ulnar

  1. Stand with your arms at your sides and with one hand grasp a dumbbell on only one end (similar to a hammer). The weighted end should be behind your little finger.
  2. With the wrist in a neutral position and palm facing your thigh, slowly cock the wrist to raise and lower the weighted end through a comfortable range of motion (figure 8.15b). All the movement should occur at the wrist with no elbow or shoulder joint movement; the arc of movement will be small.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets

Move 5:  Tri-Side Rise  7 reps/each side    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7QNavtBK9Y

Move 6:  Forearm Pronation:  2 sets of 10 reps  2lb weight or less

Forearm Pronation

  1. Sit in a chair with one elbow flexed and the forearm resting on a table or your knee. Let the wrist and hand hang over the edge.
  2. Use a dumbbell with a weight at only one end (similar to a hammer). The weight is on the thumb side to start. Begin the exercise with the palm upward so that the handle is horizontal (figure 8.16a). Slowly raise the weighted end by rotating your forearm and wrist until the handle is vertical.
  3. Pause for 1 second, then return to the starting position.
  4. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets

Move 7:  Burpee  7 reps

Move 8:  Forearm Supination  2 sets of 10 reps   2lb weight or less

Forearm Supination  

Sit in a chair with one elbow flexed and the forearm resting on a table or your knee. Let the wrist and hand hang over the edge.

  1. Use a dumbbell with a weight at only one end (similar to a hammer). The weight should be on the thumb side to start. Begin the exercise with the palm down (figure 8.16b). Slowly raise the weighted end by rotating your forearm and wrist until the handle is vertical.
  2. Pause for 1 second, then return to the starting position.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets.

Cool Down:

June 22:    Warm-up

Footwork     Move 1:  Jump Rope  30 secs

Move 2:  Horizontal Run:  5 reps

Start at the doubles sideline, facing the net.

Shuffle (sidestep) to the centre service line.

Sprint back to the starting position.

Turn and sprint across the court to the opposite doubles sideline.

Shuffle back to the centerline.

Sprint back to the doubles sideline.

Turn and sprint back to the starting position; you should start and finish at the same spot.

Move 3:  Split Step  15 reps

  • Stand with your feet together in front of the baseline. Hop forward over the baseline, planting your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart on the other side. Instantly hop back to starting position, feet together, and repeat without pausing for 10 to 20 reps.

Move 4:  Split Step Wide 15 reps

  • start with your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart and keep them there, hopping forward over the baseline and back to start for 10 to 20 reps.

Move 5:  Lateral Movement  7 reps each side

  • Start with three lateral steps to the left, perform a backhand swing, then recover to the center. Repeat to the right. Vary the size of your steps and the speed.
  • Do the same three lateral steps to the left, perform a forehand swing, then recover to the center. Repeat to the right. Again, vary the size of your steps and your speed.

Move 6: Carioca  7 reps/each side  http://tennisracket.me/tennis-footwork-for-beginner/

Move 7:  Back to where you were:  7 reps    Sprint from baseline to service line.   Run backwards back to the baseline.

Cool Down:

June 23:  Sunday  Day Off

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Getting this out a day late but go ahead and jump in today to get going for the week.

Start any training or playing  with some warm-up and stretching.

Warm up:  Jog in place with high knees:  30 sec.   Jog in place with high heels: 30 sec.  Mini jumping jacks: 30 sec.  Leg stretches:  1 min.  Arm circles:  10 small forward, 10 small backward, 10 big backward 10 big forward.  6 deep sneaky lunges (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRL9vCQTLxA).  

Cool down:  Wide feet stretches hanging over, side to side sway.  Leg stretches, arm and shoulder stretch, end up with standing side stretch.

Week 2:  June 10 to June 16

June 10:  Warm-up.

Interval Run:  4 intervals.   Interval Run explained:  Jog 15 sec.  Spring 10 Sec.  Walk 15 sec.    Cool down.

June 11:  Warm-up.

Core Exercies:  Do sets of core exercises with 20 sec. break between moves.

Move 1:  Plank:  Hold 25 secs.  (https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do)

Move 2:  Bicycles:  15 reps (https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-5)

Move 3:  Side Rise:  7 reps/side  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rorFwJ0h2e4

Move 4:  Windshield Wiper: 7 reps/side https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-7

Move 5:  Plank with Arm and Leg Lift  7 reps/side https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-2

Move 6:  Superman/Banana:  4 reps  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZILvDdQT4

Move 7:  Plank with Twist 7 reps/side   https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-3

Cool down:

June 12:  Warm-up

Leg Workout:  25 secs between moves

Move 1:  Jump Squats:  20 secs.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utQShuge6Vk

Move 2:  Mary Katherine Squats:  20 secs.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQOSdQRx

Move 3:  Circle Run:  20 secs/each direction  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZSHdFSxcYY

Move 4:  Leap Frog Squats:  20 secs    http://player.anytimefitnesss.com/fitness/how-to-leap-frog-squats.html

Move 5:  Hot foot:  20 secs/foot  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcFacQNgoGc

Move 6:  Football Hero 20 secs  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWh3v3GflOE

Move 7:  Combo Twist:  20 secs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVoH_vPOMTA

Cool Down

June 13:  Warm-up

Interval Run:  3 Intervals

Beep Test:  Up to level 3 (or as far as you can go):   Down load a beep test app for 20m.  That is the distance from the tennis net to the back fence.  Get to the net or fence by each time the beep sounds. See how many levels you can get.

Cool Down.

June 14:  Warm Up

Upper body workout:

Move 1:  Shoulder-width Push-ups 6 reps   , knees up if you can, knees down if not.

Move 2:  Radial Muscle:  15 reps

Radial

  1. Stand with your arms at your sides, and with one hand grasp a dumbbell on only one end (similar to a hammer). The weighted end should be in front of the thumb.
  2. With the wrist in a neutral position and the palm toward the thigh, slowly cock the wrist to raise and lower the weighted end through a comfortable range of motion (figure 8.15a). All the movement should occur at the wrist with no elbow or shoulder joint movement; the arc of movement will be small.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets.

Move 3:  Wide-width Push-Ups: 6 reps   , knees up if you can, knees down if not.

Move 4:  Ulnar Muscle:  15 reps.

Ulnar

  1. Stand with your arms at your sides and with one hand grasp a dumbbell on only one end (similar to a hammer). The weighted end should be behind your little finger.
  2. With the wrist in a neutral position and palm facing your thigh, slowly cock the wrist to raise and lower the weighted end through a comfortable range of motion (figure 8.15b). All the movement should occur at the wrist with no elbow or shoulder joint movement; the arc of movement will be small.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets

Move 5:  Tri-Side Rise  6 reps/each side    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7QNavtBK9Y

Move 6:  Forearm Pronation:  15 reps

Forearm Pronation

  1. Sit in a chair with one elbow flexed and the forearm resting on a table or your knee. Let the wrist and hand hang over the edge.
  2. Use a dumbbell with a weight at only one end (similar to a hammer). The weight is on the thumb side to start. Begin the exercise with the palm upward so that the handle is horizontal (figure 8.16a). Slowly raise the weighted end by rotating your forearm and wrist until the handle is vertical.
  3. Pause for 1 second, then return to the starting position.
  4. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets

Move 7:  Burpee  6 reps

Move 8:  Forearm Supination  15 reps

Forearm Supination

  1. Sit in a chair with one elbow flexed and the forearm resting on a table or your knee. Let the wrist and hand hang over the edge.
  2. Use a dumbbell with a weight at only one end (similar to a hammer). The weight should be on the thumb side to start. Begin the exercise with the palm down (figure 8.16b). Slowly raise the weighted end by rotating your forearm and wrist until the handle is vertical.
  3. Pause for 1 second, then return to the starting position.
  4. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets.

Cool Down:

June 15:    Warm-up

Footwork     Move 1:  Jump Rope  30 secs

Move 2:  Horizontal Run:  4 reps

Start at the doubles sideline, facing the net.

Shuffle (sidestep) to the centre service line.

Sprint back to the starting position.

Turn and sprint across the court to the opposite doubles sideline.

Shuffle back to the centerline.

Sprint back to the doubles sideline.

Turn and sprint back to the starting position; you should start and finish at the same spot.

Move 3:  Split Step  12 reps

  • Stand with your feet together in front of the baseline. Hop forward over the baseline, planting your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart on the other side. Instantly hop back to starting position, feet together, and repeat without pausing for 10 to 20 reps.

Move 4:  Split Step Wide 12 reps

  • start with your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart and keep them there, hopping forward over the baseline and back to start for 10 to 20 reps.

Move 5:  Lateral Movement  6 reps each side

  • Start with three lateral steps to the left, perform a backhand swing, then recover to the center. Repeat to the right. Vary the size of your steps and the speed.
  • Do the same three lateral steps to the left, perform a forehand swing, then recover to the center. Repeat to the right. Again, vary the size of your steps and your speed.

Move 6: Carioca  6 reps/each side  http://tennisracket.me/tennis-footwork-for-beginner/

Move 7:  Back to where you were:  6 reps    Sprint from baseline to service line.   Run backwards back to the baseline.

Cool Down:

June 16:  Sunday  Day Off

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Official tennis practice starts on August 12th.  Our first match is less than 2 weeks after.  It is not possible to get into good physical condition for the season in that short of time.  I have a ten week fitness program that should help you get into adequate condition for the upcoming season.  These exercises would be the minimum that you should do and will not only help with your cardio but also strengthen tennis specific muscles to decrease injuries during the season.  None of these workouts should take more than half hour.

Keep track of how you do each week.  WRITE IT DOWN.  You can see your improvement each week.  Print this sheet to track your improvement.

Start any training or playing  with some warm-up and stretching.

Please get out and play also.  I will contact you in there are open courts on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer.  There are also good junior tournaments around the area throughout the summer.  Check out USTA.com to see where and when they occur.

Warm up:  Jog in place with high knees:  30 sec.   Jog in place with high heels: 30 sec.  Mini jumping jacks: 30 sec.  Leg stretches:  1 min.  Arm circles:  10 small forward, 10 small backward, 10 big backward 10 big forward.  6 deep sneaky lunges (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRL9vCQTLxA).  

Cool down:  Wide feet stretches hanging over, side to side sway.  Leg stretches, arm and shoulder stretch, end up with standing side stretch.

Week 1:  June 3 to June 9

June 3:  Warm-up.

Interval Run:  3 intervals.   Interval Run explained:  Jog 15 sec.  Spring 10 Sec.  Walk 15 sec.    Cool down.

June 4:  Warm-up.

Core Exercies:  Do sets of core exercises with 20 sec. break between moves.

Move 1:  Plank:  Hold 20 secs.  (https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do)

Move 2:  Bicycles:  10 reps (https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-5)

Move 3:  Side Rise:  5 reps/side  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rorFwJ0h2e4

Move 4:  Windshield Wiper: 5 reps/side https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-7

Move 5:  Plank with Arm and Leg Lift  5 reps/side https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-2

Move 6:  Superman/Banana:  3 reps  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZILvDdQT4

Move 7:  Plank with Twist 5 reps/side   https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-3

Cool down:

June 5:  Warm-up

Leg Workout:  25 secs between moves

Move 1:  Jump Squats:  15 secs.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utQShuge6Vk

Move 2:  Mary Katherine Squats:  15 secs.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQOSdQRx

Move 3:  Circle Run:  15 secs/each direction  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZSHdFSxcYY

Move 4:  Leap Frog Squats:  15 secs    http://player.anytimefitnesss.com/fitness/how-to-leap-frog-squats.html

Move 5:  Hot foot:  15 secs/foot  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcFacQNgoGc

Move 6:  Football Hero 20 secs  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWh3v3GflOE

Move 7:  Combo Twist:  15 secs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVoH_vPOMTA

Cool Dow

June 6:  Warm-up

Interval Run:  3 Intervals

Beep Test:  Up to level 3 (or as far as you can go):   Down load a beep test app for 20m.  That is the distance from the tennis net to the back fence.  Get to the net or fence by each time the beep sounds. See how many levels you can get.

Cool Down.

June 7:  Warm Up

Upper body workout:

Move 1:  Shoulder-width Push-ups 5 reps   , knees up if you can, knees down if not.

Move 2:  Radial Muscle:  10 reps

Radial

  1. Stand with your arms at your sides, and with one hand grasp a dumbbell on only one end (similar to a hammer). The weighted end should be in front of the thumb.
  2. With the wrist in a neutral position and the palm toward the thigh, slowly cock the wrist to raise and lower the weighted end through a comfortable range of motion (figure 8.15a). All the movement should occur at the wrist with no elbow or shoulder joint movement; the arc of movement will be small.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets.

Move 3:  Wide-width Push-Ups: 5 reps   , knees up if you can, knees down if not.

Move 4:  Ulnar Muscle:  10 reps.

Ulnar

  1. Stand with your arms at your sides and with one hand grasp a dumbbell on only one end (similar to a hammer). The weighted end should be behind your little finger.
  2. With the wrist in a neutral position and palm facing your thigh, slowly cock the wrist to raise and lower the weighted end through a comfortable range of motion (figure 8.15b). All the movement should occur at the wrist with no elbow or shoulder joint movement; the arc of movement will be small.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets

Move 5:  Tri-Side Rise  5 reps/each side    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7QNavtBK9Y

Move 6:  Forearm Pronation:  10 reps

Forearm Pronation

  1. Sit in a chair with one elbow flexed and the forearm resting on a table or your knee. Let the wrist and hand hang over the edge.
  2. Use a dumbbell with a weight at only one end (similar to a hammer). The weight is on the thumb side to start. Begin the exercise with the palm upward so that the handle is horizontal (figure 8.16a). Slowly raise the weighted end by rotating your forearm and wrist until the handle is vertical.
  3. Pause for 1 second, then return to the starting position.
  4. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets

Move 7:  Burpee  5 reps

Move 8:  Forearm Supination  10 reps

Forearm Supination

  1. Sit in a chair with one elbow flexed and the forearm resting on a table or your knee. Let the wrist and hand hang over the edge.
  2. Use a dumbbell with a weight at only one end (similar to a hammer). The weight should be on the thumb side to start. Begin the exercise with the palm down (figure 8.16b). Slowly raise the weighted end by rotating your forearm and wrist until the handle is vertical.
  3. Pause for 1 second, then return to the starting position.
  4. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets.

Cool Down:

June 8:    Warm-up

Footwork     Move 1:  Jump Rope  30 secs

Move 2:  Horizontal Run:  3 reps

Start at the doubles sideline, facing the net.

Shuffle (sidestep) to the centre service line.

Sprint back to the starting position.

Turn and sprint across the court to the opposite doubles sideline.

Shuffle back to the centerline.

Sprint back to the doubles sideline.

Turn and sprint back to the starting position; you should start and finish at the same spot.

Move 3:  Split Step  10 reps

  • Stand with your feet together in front of the baseline. Hop forward over the baseline, planting your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart on the other side. Instantly hop back to starting position, feet together, and repeat without pausing for 10 to 20 reps.

Move 4:  Split Step Wide 10 reps

  • start with your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart and keep them there, hopping forward over the baseline and back to start for 10 to 20 reps.

Move 5:  Lateral Movement  5 reps each side

  • Start with three lateral steps to the left, perform a backhand swing, then recover to the center. Repeat to the right. Vary the size of your steps and the speed.
  • Do the same three lateral steps to the left, perform a forehand swing, then recover to the center. Repeat to the right. Again, vary the size of your steps and your speed.

Move 6: Carioca  5 reps/each side  http://tennisracket.me/tennis-footwork-for-beginner/

Move 7:  Back to where you were:  5 reps    Sprint from baseline to service line.   Run backwards back to the baseline.

Cool Down:

June 9th: Sunday, Day Off

Aug 012018
 

Last week, til first practice.   If you haven’t started, it’s not too late, just go back to week one and start there.  Anything you can do will be better than nothing once the busy season starts.  Some awesome weather for August, get out and play!

Please get your physical done and your sport fee paid by August 10th.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone at 8:30 next Friday.  If you can’t make it then, be sure to be there on Monday morning.

On to week 10 training.

Start any training or playing  with some warm-up and stretching.

Warm up:  Jog in place with high knees:  30 sec.   Jog in place with high heels: 30 sec.  Mini jumping jacks: 30 sec.  Leg stretches:  1 min.  Arm circles:  10 small forward, 10 small backward, 10 big backward 10 big forward.  6 deep sneaky lunges (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRL9vCQTLxA).  

Cool down:  Wide feet stretches hanging over, side to side sway.  Leg stretches, arm and shoulder stretch, end up with standing side stretch.

Week 9: August 2 – August 8

August 2:  Warm-up.

Interval Run:  12 intervals.   Interval Run explained:  Jog 15 sec.  Spring 10 Sec.  Walk 15 sec.    Cool down.

August 3:  Warm-up.

Core Exercies:  Do sets of core exercises with 20 sec. break between moves.  Not increasing reps this week, if you can do all the reps, increase your intensity and speed.

Move 1:  Plank:  Hold 30 secs.  (https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do)

Move 2:  Bicycles:  30 reps (https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-5)

Move 3:  Side Rise:  12 reps/side  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rorFwJ0h2e4

Move 4:  Windshield Wiper: 12 reps/side https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-7

Move 5:  Plank with Arm and Leg Lift  12 reps/side https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-2

Move 6:  Superman/Banana:  10 reps  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZILvDdQT4

Move 7:  Plank with Twist 12 reps/side   https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/7-core-exercises-every-tennis-player-should-do/slide-3

Cool down:

August 4:  Warm-up

Leg Workout:  25 secs between moves.  30 secs. is max on some of these moves, increase intensity

Move 1:  Jump Squats:  30 secs.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utQShuge6Vk

Move 2:  Mary Katherine Squats:  30 secs.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQOSdQRx

Move 3:  Circle Run:  45 secs/each direction  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZSHdFSxcYY

Move 4:  Leap Frog Squats:  30 secs    http://player.anytimefitnesss.com/fitness/how-to-leap-frog-squats.html

Move 5:  Hot foot:  45 secs/foot  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcFacQNgoGc

Move 6:  Football Hero 60 secs  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWh3v3GflOE

Move 7:  Combo Twist:  45 secs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVoH_vPOMTA

Cool Down

August 5:  Sunday  Day Off

August 6:  Warm-up

Interval Run:  10 Intervals

Beep Test:  Up to level 7 (or as far as you can go):   Down load a beep test app for 20meters.  That is the distance from the tennis net to the back fence.  Get to the net or fence by each time the beep sounds. See how many levels you can get.

Cool Down.

Any team player who reads this far down:  Text me “Week 10″ for a free gatorade at practice.

August 7:  Warm Up

Upper body workout:  Not increasing reps this week, if you can do all the reps, increase your intensity and speed.

Move 1:  Shoulder-width Push-ups 15 reps   , knees up if you can, knees down if not.

Move 2:  Radial Muscle:  2 sets of 20 reps   2lb or smaller weight

Radial

  1. Stand with your arms at your sides, and with one hand grasp a dumbbell on only one end (similar to a hammer). The weighted end should be in front of the thumb.
  2. With the wrist in a neutral position and the palm toward the thigh, slowly cock the wrist to raise and lower the weighted end through a comfortable range of motion (figure 8.15a). All the movement should occur at the wrist with no elbow or shoulder joint movement; the arc of movement will be small.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets.

Move 3:  Wide-width Push-Ups: 15 reps   , knees up if you can, knees down if not.

Move 4:  Ulnar Muscle:  2 sets of 20 reps  2lb weight or smaller

Ulnar

  1. Stand with your arms at your sides and with one hand grasp a dumbbell on only one end (similar to a hammer). The weighted end should be behind your little finger.
  2. With the wrist in a neutral position and palm facing your thigh, slowly cock the wrist to raise and lower the weighted end through a comfortable range of motion (figure 8.15b). All the movement should occur at the wrist with no elbow or shoulder joint movement; the arc of movement will be small.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets

Move 5:  Tri-Side Rise  12 reps/each side    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7QNavtBK9Y

Move 6:  Forearm Pronation:  2 sets of 20 reps  2lb weight or less

Forearm Pronation

  1. Sit in a chair with one elbow flexed and the forearm resting on a table or your knee. Let the wrist and hand hang over the edge.
  2. Use a dumbbell with a weight at only one end (similar to a hammer). The weight is on the thumb side to start. Begin the exercise with the palm upward so that the handle is horizontal (figure 8.16a). Slowly raise the weighted end by rotating your forearm and wrist until the handle is vertical.
  3. Pause for 1 second, then return to the starting position.
  4. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets

Move 7:  Burpee  15 reps

Move 8:  Forearm Supination  2 sets of 20 reps   2lb weight or less

Forearm Supination  

        Sit in a chair with one elbow flexed and the forearm resting on a table or your knee. Let the wrist and hand hang over the edge.

  1. Use a dumbbell with a weight at only one end (similar to a hammer). The weight should be on the thumb side to start. Begin the exercise with the palm down (figure 8.16b). Slowly raise the weighted end by rotating your forearm and wrist until the handle is vertical.
  2. Pause for 1 second, then return to the starting position.
  3. Perform for 10-15 repetitions and switch hands and perform the same movement on the opposing hand. Perform this movement for multiple sets.

 

Cool Down:

August 8:    Warm-up.  Not increasing reps this week, if you can do all the reps, increase your intensity and speed.

Footwork:  Some of these exercises are maxed out for reps.  Increase intensity and speed.

Move 1:  Jump Rope  30 secs

Move 2:  Horizontal Run:  10 reps

Start at the doubles sideline, facing the net.

Shuffle (sidestep) to the centre service line.

Sprint back to the starting position.

Turn and sprint across the court to the opposite doubles sideline.

Shuffle back to the centerline.

Sprint back to the doubles sideline.

Turn and sprint back to the starting position; you should start and finish at the same spot.

Move 3:  Split Step  30 reps

  • Stand with your feet together in front of the baseline. Hop forward over the baseline, planting your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart on the other side. Instantly hop back to starting position, feet together, and repeat without pausing for 10 to 20 reps.

Move 4:  Split Step Wide 30 reps

  • start with your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart and keep them there, hopping forward over the baseline and back to start for 10 to 20 reps.

Move 5:  Lateral Movement  10 reps each side

  • Start with three lateral steps to the left, perform a backhand swing, then recover to the center. Repeat to the right. Vary the size of your steps and the speed.
  • Do the same three lateral steps to the left, perform a forehand swing, then recover to the center. Repeat to the right. Again, vary the size of your steps and your speed.

Move 6: Carioca  10 reps/each side  http://tennisracket.me/tennis-footwork-for-beginner/

Move 7:  Back to where you were:  10 reps    Sprint from baseline to service line.   Run backwards back to the baseline.

Cool Down:

Jul 242018
 

It’s time for new uniforms.  I will be ordering them this week and would like to get sizes for everyone.  They will be a tank and a flounce skort.

Tell me what size you need for tank and skort.  Also, let me know if you would like an extra uniform.  I believe the school and the tennis account can get one for everyone, but if you would like a second, you will have to buy it at our cost, hopefully around $50.

XS = 0-2  Chest 30/32  Waist 24/25

S = 4-6  Chest 32/34  Waist 26/27

M = 8-10   Chest 34/36    Waist 28/29

L = 12-14    Chest 36/38    Waist 30/31

XL = 16    Chest 38/40    Waist   32/33

XXL = 18    Chest 40/42     Waist 34/35

 

 

 

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