Improving Your Tennis Away From the Court

While you may think that just spending as much time as possible on the court is the best and only way to improve your tennis, there is loads you can do without picking up a tennis racket at all. In this video, Mark Sheppard – the head of strength and conditioning at Everyone Active’s Westway Sports and Fitness Centre – takes us through a selection of exercises you can do away from the court to make yourself a better tennis player.

One of the key things in tennis is the ability to manoeuvre quickly and easily round the court and getting your footwork right is just as important as the ability to hit the ball properly, while it’s also really important to work on your flexibility, your shot technique and the way you move your arms without actually hitting the ball, so that the correct technique becomes second nature, rather than forced.