Summer 2017 Sport Performance Clinics for Tennis
Tennis players attending the first Sport Performance Clinics for Tennis took advantage of the extra time to make significant gains on their strength, fitness, speed, and movement. Whether it resulted in getting to more balls, hitting them harder, or being able to do both throughout a long match participants (and their coaches and parents) noticed improvements in their game.
Stay tuned for plans for 2018 Summer programs!
5/7/16 USPTA 2016 College Knowledge Seminar @ Calabasas
What are college recruiters looking for? What do you need to know to succeed in collegiate varsity tennis? What other options are there for college students who want to keep playing? How about academic requirements and scholarship availability?
Coach Andrea was part of a panel of 6 professionals who addressed these questions and more at the May 7, 2016 College Knowledge Seminar. This free event at the Calabasas Swim & Tennis Club provided the “low down on college tennis” for college-bound high school juniors, coaches and families.
5/1/2016 Tennis Fest
On May 1, 2016, close to 800 tennis enthusiasts descended on the Balboa Tennis Center for the San Diego District Tennis Association’s (SDTA’s) free annual Tennis Fest event. Coach Andrea was one of over 75 teaching pros and volunteers on hand providing free on-court clinics. Those who worked with Coach Andrea enjoyed a movement session as well as a strength and core workout similar to what she uses with tennis players from high school to the pros.
In addition to the clinics, Tennis Fest also featured live music, raffles, exhibition matches, the opportunity to hit for prizes and much more. All ages and ability levels were welcome at this popular event that has something for everyone.
When the US Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) came to USD on April 17, 2016, Coach Andrea was honored to be asked to present. With the help of her amazing exercise demo players she was able to showcase a variety of exercises for tennis-specific movement.
TennisFest 2014 was a great experience to meet and interact with local tennis enthusiasts! Drawing on my vast experience working with elite tennis players and teams, I selected a variety of important training concepts to tennis enjoyment and performance. Whether it was a hands on experience or asking questions, San Diegans who visited TennisFest 2014 at the Balboa Tennis Center definitely had a great opportunity to learn about how to improve their game without a racket!
For tennis players looking to improve their game or just get a taste of what a training session would be like for an elite level player, this session introduced exercises to maximize power, quickness, and agility on the tennis court. Participants learned tennis specific strength exercises that will create an impact in their game and on the ball!
This session was designed to target dynamic power and strength, flexibility and mobility, balance, and injury prevention. Exercises and drills targeted areas susceptible to tennis related injuries, while also developing general athleticism. This was a great session for those interested in enjoying a lifelong tennis experience!
Core Strength & Power
Having a strong core is more than having a 6-pack or being able to hold a plank longer than anyone else. Participants learned how to perform core and ab exercises properly and with purpose to maximize the benefit of transferring power to the ball, as well as avoiding the dreaded, and common to tennis, abdominal or back strains. Exercises were progressively challenging while targeting stabilization, strength, and power.
Recovery & Stretch Session
A proper recovery and stretch session is just as important to your tennis performance as the tennis lesson, hitting session, or competition and will help ensure that your body is ready for the next exercise session. This session touched on the post-match recovery session that I used with professional tennis athletes on the Pro-Tour!