Tennis is Anaerobic, Requiring Bursts of Energy
By Thiroshan Chetty, Director of Tennis, Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club
Many people think that since they are athletic or they run a lot that tennis fitness is easy. I would like to see them after 20 minutes on the court!
Tennis and running are two different things. To be a good runner you are breathing at a consistent rate for longer distances. This is aerobic breathing.
Tennis is anaerobic; this means there is a lot of short bursts of energy. In tennis the key is to work as hard as you can for 20 to 30 seconds, then you get a short rest in between points.
What’s the Secret to Tennis Success?
Well, how do you train to play tennis then? Tennis training is very simple. You should work out at 1 to 3 ratios. If you give maximum effort for 1 minute you should rest 3 minutes. This trains your body to give maximum energy and power. If you begin training in this sense, your tennis game and your conditioning will go to the next level.
We at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club provide you with the equipment, the resources and the training to enable you to take your game to new heights. Our facilities include:
- 6 Har-Tru Hydro-Grid® Courts, all lit for night play.
- Private tennis lessons with our tennis professionals.
- Youth tennis programs.
- Champion tennis leagues.
- Tennis Pro Shop offering the latest in tennis fashion.
- Custom racket stringing.
Golden Ocala’s Pro Shop offers the latest in tennis fashion and custom-racket stringing.
Contact one of Golden Ocala’s tennis professionals today at 352-402-4351.