What are good exercises to work muscles needed for tennis?

I’m kinda puny, and I’m a novice on my school tennis team.

I’m a 13-year-old girl, and would like to know what I should do to get myself pumped for the game. Any good workouts?

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  1. servedoctor, 24 February, 2010

    I agree with all the answers you got so far but I disagree with the push ups !! Or if you do push ups I recommend you do it under the supervision of a good coach who will show proper form(psuh ups done wrongly can lead to elbow injuries).
    A great work out is always to go up and down the stairs in a stadium or at home !! But you need to warm up first .You can climb stairs as an exercise in the middle of your work out.Great for legs and cardio.But tiring .Practice by sets and recuperate 2 to 3mn between sets.
    Anyway,because you are only 13,I would really recommend that you exercise with the help of a certified physical trainer so you will avoid getting injuries.
    A good work out before a game is also hitting the practice wall if you can find one. Good luck.

  2. Luv 311!, 24 February, 2010

    Well if you have any sort of pain or discomfort in your arm, specifically elbow, take your racket and hold it like a hammer. Hold your arm straight out. Using your wrist only, move the racket away from you and towards you. Works for me. Great tip if you have tennis elbow.

  3. Sp!ffy., 24 February, 2010

    Uhhhhh well for one try pushups.

  4. Nicki, 24 February, 2010

    You can try doing full lunges, the grapevine (karaoke), and suicides for your legs. For your arms, you can try lifting weights and a bit of pilates. You can do crunches, too; they help with your core, which is one of he most important things in tennis.

  5. patrickran, 24 February, 2010

    yep., core training is important ’cause it helps you with all your shot and it is a must for all tennis players

    for your arms and back, you could use resistance training

    do suicides for your footwork and you could use jogging for stamina

  6. Dr Firdaus, 24 February, 2010

    lift the dumbbell for arm 40 minutes a day
    for shoulder and chest do a pumping 30 a day
    for waist do push up 30 a day
    for footwork how bout try skipping 25 minutes a day

    and take multivitamin, vitamin c, bio calcium, calcium and magnesium, fish oil and drink 1 litter milk per day and remember lactose is a form of sugar u should work out after you drink the milk..

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