How can I practice for tennis at home?

I can go to a tennis court about once or twice a week, and I was wondering what some exercises I can do at home to cross-train for tennis. Right now I’m just doing sit-ups and pushups, but what else can I do to help?

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  1. Javs, 10 April, 2010

    Yeah Wii tennis will not help. Sit ups and pushup are great. Keep that up. But agility and quickness of the feet will be your biggest asset. Skipping ropes are great and if you own a training ladder that is also very good. Or if you find a line out side you can put left foot forward right fut forward left foot back right foot back and repeat. See how quickly you can do that. Running will be great for endurance. I would reccomend squats for the legs because that will put less pressure on the arms and reduce the chance of injury.

    Hope this helps.

  2. Laurel, 10 April, 2010

    How about running?

  3. Rix_101, 10 April, 2010

    Get a Wii and play Wii Sports! I know it sounds ridiculous but it actually helps with Tennis skills. And run! As you should know a lot of Tennis is running and hitting. Try some arm stretches to improve your reach.

  4. TennisIsMyLife, 10 April, 2010

    The most important thing in tennis is footwork. Therefore, you should do jump ropes. It will build up your legs and make you faster in a game. Also, watch tennis on youtube, especially the pro strokes serves and footwork. You will be amazed at how much you learn. Other than that just continue with what you are doing.

    When my parents aren’t home I volley against the garage door :)..

    and wii sports will not help you!! You are basically swinging at thin air. It will hurt your arm. trust me. (but I have to say…Super Smash Brawl is so fun!)

  5. katie…, 10 April, 2010

    my brother ALWAYS suggests to practice in front of a mirror to SEE what your strokes are like. like your serve, backhand, forehand, etc. OR if it nice outside and you have maybe a brick wall or something on the side of you house, you can volley w/ the wall WITHOUT letting the ball bounce. it really helps!

  6. Connor, 10 April, 2010

    lift weights, hit the ball against the wall, and make sure u take care of urself. BTW WII TENNIS DOES NOT HELP. if u have wii fit do the strength training to tone muscles

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