The 8 Best Core Exercises For Tennis Players

Core strength is one of the most important aspects for any player but it can be especially useful for tennis players. It's a common fact that core strength helps improve your game. However, it's not always easy to find the right types of exercises and routines that are right for you as an individual player.

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Sean Klein
Published on
06/04/22
Last updated
12/01/23
In This Resource
  • Benefits Of Core Strength For Tennis Players
  • The 8 Best Core Exercises For Tennis Players
  • Sample Core Workout For Tennis Players
  • More Exercises For Tennis Players

Benefits Of Core Strength For Tennis Players

Core training is important for all athletes, but specifically for tennis players it is essential because the movements in the sport require a lot of core strength and stability. The following are three benefits of core training for tennis players.

  • Core strength is needed for powerful serving and ground strokes.
  • Improved movement patterns also can reduce injury risk.
  • Rotational power in shots like a forehand or backhand require overall body strength and coordination, which begins with core engagement.
  • The 8 Best Core Exercises For Tennis Players

    Sample Core Workout For Tennis Players

    Complete 3 rounds

    1. Bear Crawl with Rock Backs

    Complete 20 repetitions

    2. Cross Chop

    Complete 10 repetitions

    3. Front Rack and Farmers Carry

    Move for 8 meters

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