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I play each point like my life depends on it. – Rafael Nadal

Be aware of potential traps in strategy

To develop and implement an effective strategy is an on-going challenge for tennis players each time they compete. This Tennis Signal article reviews common traps and key elements in strategy, including lack of ownership, over-confidence and inflexibility. Suggestions for...

Physical training on court circuit

Exclusively on Tennis Signal: This video shows a selection of exercises which can be used to increase the on-court fitness of a tennis player. It is explained that every exercise is just a few seconds long, but very intensive....
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Condition Testing in Sweden (Part 1 of 3)

From time to time, Tennis Signal presents video series for trainers based on scientific coaching methods. This presentation highlights the physical condition testing methods designed for tennis players and some of the training strategies used in Sweden. The presenter also...
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Prepare to Play – ITF Conference video

In this presentation from the 2016 LTA National Coaches’ Conference, internationally recognised athletic performance enhancement specialist Allistair McCaw explains and demonstrates key warm-up and cool-down routines and the theoretical reasoning behind why preparation/regeneration techniques and routines both before and...

IMPROVING THE CONDITION AND COORDINATION OF YOUNG TENNIS PLAYERS

INTRODUCTION In modern tennis athleticism is becoming more and more important. In order to succeed in the future, top players will have to have above average capabilities in the areas of physical fitness and coordination. This can only be accomplished...
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Physical support in specific (footwork) situations

Summary A combined training method of general and oriented training, integrated and specific training is a key factor in ensuring the proper development of tennis players. This presentation highlights some of the most frequent coordination and moving elements in tennis, and...
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Tennis lessons learned from four grand slam champions (Part 2) – Andre Agassi

Part 2: Andre Agassi This presentation highlights the special attributes of Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, and Jim Courier and discusses their individual approaches to tennis. Several tennis drills are also demonstrated in order to provide a glimpse of the training routines of these former grand slam champions.
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Tennis lessons learned from four grand slam champions (Part 1)

This presentation highlights the special attributes of Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, and Jim Courier and discusses their individual approaches to tennis. Several tennis drills are also demonstrated in order to provide a glimpse of the training routines...

Quest for Wimbledon Title Arrives for Kevin

Quest for Wimbledon Men’s Title When Realife Tennis began we sat around Kevin and Kelsey’s kitchen table talking about the dreams we had about tennis and how we wanted to convey them through our site called Realife Tennis.  More often than not...

From Cloud Nine to the US Open Final

NYC- Thirty-one years of tennis dreams and opportunity has arrived via Cloud Nine for Realife Founder, Kevin Anderson. On a beautiful 73 degree evening at the US Open, luckily the roof was open because World #32 Kevin Anderson was coming...