Why tennis players should lift weights


Strength training is crucial for tennis player .

You should include exercises that

prevent injury,

improve your agility and

increase your power.


Tennis places a lot of stress on your muscles and joints. The repetitive nature of tennis serves leads to shoulder pain, knee pain is a common injury due to the repetitive nature of jumping to initiate a serve . Injuries are common due to the highly REPETITIVE nature of the sport , you use the same muscles consistently over extended periods of time .

HOW WEIGHTLIFTING help prevent tennis injuries?

Well, stronger muscles around the joints ensure greater stability against the high impact that is involved with hitting the ball and the constant twisting , rotating, multi-directional stop and start motions on the court .



Players want immediate power results and don’t take the time to build a good strength foundation that will dramatically help with their power output. You cannot expect to generate a faster powerful serve, if you don’t have a solid strength foundation.



Because tennis is a unilateral sport it is very important that we train this area. If your program is only performing bilateral exercises, your dominant arm will tend to take more of the load , leading to muscle imbalances for the long terms .

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