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How do tennis players train for tournaments?

Do you ever watch the tennis and think – why aren’t the players collapsing in exhaustion?

Well, it all comes down to training.

It’s a combination of endurance, so they can play for and hours hours on end, and flexibility – to make quick sprinting movements across the court in each and every direction.


Rob Duffield is an Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Science at UTS.

He spoke with Jake Morcom about strategy behind tennis training in what’s called ‘exercise physiology’.

Image: Steven Pisano on Flickr.

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