Why Strength & Conditioning Should be a Part of Your Practise: Returning to Tennis Injury Free
Players and athletes in any sport can attest, you ignore strength & conditioning at your peril; learn the benefits of regular S&C.
Many players focus their tennis practise and play on, well, tennis! However, as players and athletes in any sport – not only tennis – can attest, you ignore strength and conditioning at your peril. We interview Howard Green and Simon Brundish, two of the UK's most well known and respected Strength & Conditioning coaches, so that they can explain the benefits of regular strength and conditioning to helping prevent injury – particularly as we get back on court after lockdown. They tells us what you should do and why as well as touching on other benefits including improving your overall play.
Howard Green is one of the UK’s most respected and experienced Strength & Conditioning coaches. In his 11 years as a tennis-specific athlete development coach he’s worked with ATP, WTA, Junior ITF & TE players - including a world number one player.
Howard is an accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach (UKSCA), a Certified Tennis Performance Specialist (ITPA) and a former Royal Marines Commando. Most recently he’s developed Tennis SuperMovers, an innovative programme to help young players access strength and conditioning exercises anywhere.
Simon Brundish has been a sports scientist for 24 years. Much of his time is spent working within the elite sport environment, specialising in football, cricket and basketball at a regional, national and international level. Simon was also awarded UKSCA Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for youth sport in 2018.
Together, Howard and Simon have developed a complete online programme that aims to maximise children's athletic potential and help them to become Tennis SuperMovers. The program features expert tennis-specific strength and conditioning in work out sessions for use at home, on court and when playing in a match play or junior competition. You can learn more about Tennis SuperMovers here.
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