Living in Atlantic Canada during the winter can make court time even that much more valuable since you might not get on the court as often as you would in the summer. Therefore, when you are on the court, you want to hit balls. Trust us. We get it!
However, if you are pressed for time, we still think you should do a physical warm-up routine to get your body ready for tennis.
Here is one we do when we don’t have a lot of time and you can even do this in your house.
Do this on a regular basis and it will improve your performance on the court, hopefully, reduce your chance of injury and make you a better tennis athlete.
Drill #1 – The Tom Brady
This drill works on your up and back movement on the court. You also get to throw a football, which is fun. The throwing motion helps with your serve and overhead. We do 3 sets of 5 reps.
Drill #2 – Figure 8 Shuffle
This drill works on your wide base as you shuffle through the cones. You can add in a ball and bounce it to the player as they move through the cones. This will help with coordination and moving to the ball as you do on the tennis court. We do 3 sets of 30 seconds with a 10-second break after each rep.
Drill #3 – The Heisman
This drill will really help your lateral or side by side movement. As a result, you will be able to recover to the middle much quicker from the corners of the court! We do 3 sets of 30 seconds with a 10-second break after each rep.
Drill #4 – The Andresscu
Never underestimate the value of shadow swings.