How Flexibility Impacts On-Court Performance | Tennis Conditioning

Welcome, my name is Philipp Halfmann and I am the Director of Exercise & Sports Science at the IAAPH, and author of “Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning for Tennis”. In last week’s episode I explained the benefits of a proper warm up routine. In today’s episode I will explain how flexibility impacts on-court performance […]

Why Jogging is a Waste of Time for Tennis Conditioning | Episode 9

Hello and welcome, my name is Philipp Halfmann and I am the Director of Exercise & Sports Science at the IAAPH, and author of “Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning for Tennis”. In the previous episode I shared my opinion on how to improve the state of US tennis. In today’s episode I will explain […]

Why Core Training for Tennis Players is Important – Tennis Conditioning Episode 2

Hi, I am Philipp Halfmann, I am the Director of tennis and strength and conditioning at Tennis Conditioning TV, and I work with professional athletes for a living. Today I wanna talk about why core training for tennis players is important. Do you know that core strength will ultimately determine how fast your service is […]

How to Find Sponsors To Fund Your Pro Tennis Career

Finding sponsors to fund your professional tennis career is an essential ingredient for a successful tennis career because you need to pay for travel and hospitality, training, equipment, food and much more. Therefore, you should play an active role in providing a platform for your potential sponsors because that allows them to make money and […]

Returning a pro tennis serve: just don’t watch the ball

Keep your eye on the ball, is one of the first pieces of sporting advice we are all given. Which seems pretty sensible, when facing an object potentially moving at 100 mph plus. But is it even possible? The average male tennis pro has a serve of around 125mph. Baseball pitchers are throwing on average […]

3 Simple Speed Drills That Will Improve Your Agility | Tennis Conditioning

Hello and welcome. So today we want to show you a few agility drills and a sprint drill that you can do with your athletes to work on footwork and agility, change of direction, that you improve that. So we are going to be doing the T-drill, the H-drill and the 25 yard sprint drill. […]

Professional Training Session with Alexander Ritschard | Tennis Conditioning Episode 10

Hello and welcome, my name is Philipp Halfmann and I am the Director of Exercise & Sports Science at the IAAPH, and I am also author of “Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning for Tennis”. We have received a lot of inquiries from you guys in the past, asking us to show a training session […]

Why Weight Training for Tennis Players Makes Sense | Tennis Conditioning Episode 16

Hello and welcome from beautiful Geneva in Switzerland. In last week’s episode I talked about the areas of expertise of a quality coach. In today’s episode I will explain why weightlifting for tennis players makes sense since there are different points of view with regards to physical conditioning for tennis players. Some people believe there […]

How to Improve Agility & Footwork in 4 Minutes | Tennis Conditioning

OK, today we are going to do a tennis-specific agility drill that you can do on any tennis court with your athletes. So, for visual aide you put some tennis ball cones there, which we will remove once we start the drill because we don’t want to cause any injuries in case somebody steps on […]

Player Development: How To Become a Great Tennis Player

How to develop a great tennis player is a complex task and requires an individual approach to coaching. I will go over important aspects of player development and hence recommend you watch the entire video. It is helpful to devise a strategy to reach an overall long-term goal, for example top 100 ATP or WTA […]