Count on cardio
Tennis games last on average around two hours, and that’s two hours of full activity. So, to be a successful tennis player, it’s good to work on your speed and endurance. A combination of sprint training and longer stints of low impact cardio will give you the best results, helping you to build up your endurance as well as really giving you some speed when necessary.
Although gyms are great for a range of cardio machines and training programmes to keep you from getting bored, you don’t have to invest in a membership to get some great cardio. If you’re taking the dog for a walk, why not add in a slow jog or even a couple of sprints to get the heart going, or check out a local running group and make your training a social event.
For sprint training all you need is 100 metres of free space to run up and down. Even better, running up your stairs at home will get your heart rate pumping in no time. Other cardio options requiring minimal space include burpees, star jumps, and even bodyweight exercises like squats.
However you choose to do it, just get moving. The more you exercise and get that heart pumping now, the faster you’ll be and the longer you’ll want to stay on the courts.