Tennis Warm-Up

In tennis, a player generates power through three principal mechanisms:

1. Horizontal movement, achieved by advancing towards the ball for ground strokes and volleys.
2. Vertical lift, engaging the core to elevate towards the ball, as seen in serving.
3. Torque, derived from rotating the core torso to enhance lift and carry.

To amplify tennis “horsepower,” the updated warm-up regimen now includes:

1. Vertical leaps or step-ups to bolster lower-body strength.
2. Overhead medicine ball tosses to fortify core strength, incorporating both forward and underarm throws.
3. Medicine ball chest passes to enhance upper-body strength.
4. Bilateral core rotations with the medicine ball to boost torque through rotation throws.

(c) Rob 1Mar24