Do you want to learn how to play tennis better? Before picking up your tennis racquet, improve your tennis skills by reading these articles for tennis training, intended for use by both the seasoned player and the tennis coach… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.

Ageing and Performance

Muscle power and strength

Sleep deprivation

Sleep your way to better performance

Osteoarthritis in former Elite Tennis players

Does tennis lead to shoulder disease?

Sports Drinks

When sports drinks don’t work

Tennis Conditioning Program to Increase Strength, Speed and Agility

The physiological and conditioning requirements of tennis

Developing Self Confidence to become an Elite Tennis Player

Confidence in Tennis

Carbohydrate drinks, gels and bars

Why two carbs are better than one

Serving up an evidence-based training plan for tennis players

Help tennis players cope with the physiological demands

Recovery: Cold water immersion (CWI) and the importance of sleep

The role of sleep in recovery

Athletes: Posture comes before training

The components of posture and its importance for athletes

Resistance training and muscle protein synthesis

Latest research to increase strength and muscle mass

The psychology of speed training

Mental preparation to enhance speed training and improve performance

Interval training: good for health as well as performance!

Intervals benefit performance at all levels of sport

Focusing attention on concentration

Attentional control in sport

Caffeine: old friend, new findings!

Andrew Hamilton explains new research about training and competing with caffeine supplements

Maximising the Anabolic Response to Training

Nick Tiller presents six evidence-driven but seldom practised methods by which athletes can promote the anabolic process to maximise training adaptation, promote recovery and improve athletic performance.

Fatmax: fat fact or fat fiction?

The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance

Warming up: the latest research into stretching

There’s increasing evidence that stretching before exercise doesn’t improve performance or reduce injury risk

Increase your Dynamic Hitting Power with Periodized Resistance Training and Shoulder Exercises

Resistance Training Programs: Big hitting for racquet sports

Ladder Drill: Two Feet in Each Rung

Ladder Drill: Two Feet in Each Rung

A progression from the One Foot in Each Rung drill, challenges the speed of co-ordination of the athlete. Have the athlete perform the drill correctly by asking them to start off slowly to get a feel of the movement.

Tennis conditioning programmes should be adapted to surface

Tennis surfaces and energy demands

World-class tennis conditioning

A real case study

Squash, Badminton, and Tennis players: Improve your power!

Big hitting for racquet sports players – prepare yourself!

The sports psychology of tennis

Game, set, and match – developing resilient self-confidence in tennis

Sports Injuries: prevention and treatment of tennis elbow

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) prevention and treatment

Tennis: a physiological assessment

Tennis players should focus on developing their motor skills

Creatine | Tennis players

Creatine serves tennis players poorly

Cure For Tennis Elbow

Cure For Tennis Elbow: Follow these rules if you want to avoid - and treat - the dreaded tennis elbow

Sports psychology: Tennis

Sports Psychology: Tennis. How a promising young tennis player was rescued from the clutches of overtraining.

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