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“The best movers are the best players.” Roger Federer.
Footwork is the name of the game. It’s no use having great strokes if you are not in position to play them!
Are you quick and agile or sometimes just a little bit late to the ball?
Do your slow reactions cost you valuable opportunities?
Ann totally understands the complexity of preparing tennis players and all that is needed to excel on and off the court. Tennis players today must be super quick to sprint a few metres to the ball and yet matches can take longer than a marathon to complete. They have to have the vision and reaction to consistently hit balls over 160km per hour as well as starting, stopping, changing direction, jumping and be balanced and flexible enough to hit wide balls on the run! Combine this with your own strengths and weaknesses, your past injury history, your training age, ability, style, development, and the surfaces you play on and you will understand the complexity.
Ann specialises in tennis specific movement training at her court at home in Melbourne, Australia. To improve your footwork, reach out to Ann here to get fitter and faster.
Tennis Specific Movement Training
- Forward movement
- Lateral movement
- Backward movement
- Acceleration and Deceleration
- Planned Agility
- Reactive Agility
- Dynamic Balance and Reaction and Response Training
- Volley Footwork
- Agility Endurance
Some of the tennis players Ann has trained include:
Pat Cash – Wimbledon Champion, World No 4
Pat Rafter – Two times US Open Champion, World No 1
Hana Mandlikova – 2 x Australian Open Champion, US Open Champion and French Open Champion, World No 3
Nicole Provis – Semi Finalist French Open, Winner Australian Open and US Open Mixed Doubles, Career high ranking of 24 in singles and 11 in doubles
Todd Woodbridge – Winner of 16 Grand Slam Doubles Titles and 6 Mixed Doubles Grand Slam titles and Olympic Gold Medallist
Rachel McQuillan – Achieved a career high ranking of World No 28 in singles and 15 in doubles
Andrew Ilie – Achieved a career high singles ranking of World No 38
Jennifer Capriati –Former, World No 1, French Open Champion, 2 x Australian Open Champion and Gold Medallist
Karolina Sprem – Achieved a career high ranking of World No 17 in singles
Shingo Kuneida – Winner of 50 Grand Slams, Four Paralympic Gold Medals and 9 times ITF World Champion and World Number 1 Wheelchair Tennis Player
Peter Norfolk – 5 x Australian Open Singles Champion, 2 x US Open Singles Champion, 2 x Gold Medalist and World No 1
Lucy Shuker – Career best singles ranking of World No 5 and World No 3 in doubles, 2 x Paralympic Bronze Medalist, and 5 x Wimbledon Doubles Finalist
And a multitude of elite juniors the world over in Australia, UK and USA
A race horse that can run a second faster is worth twice as much.
That little extra proves to be the greatest value.
And so too, it is with tennis players.
Winning Mindset Training
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