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The RAW Tennis Performance Training Program focuses on training “movement, not muscles.” We spend time in the gym getting our players stronger but our focus is on functional movements, especially those specific to tennis.

We concentrate on stability, flexibility, explosiveness and proper movement patterns…

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Tennis Team Consulting with the Rice University Women’s Tennis Team

Team Consulting:

Richard Woodroof consults with college teams to improve their footwork and tennis-specific movement. By working in conjunction with the school’s Strength & Conditioning coach, Richard will implement elements of the RTP Program throughout the year to help the team peak for their biggest matches, conference tournament, and the NCAA tournament. Team practices, small group sessions and individual training sessions are included to give your team the best opportunity to move better, faster and more efficiently on the court…

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14-year-old Coco Gauff knows there are NO DAYS OFF in her pursuit to become the NEXT Serena Williams.

 

Training Tennis Players – Effective Lateral Movement

The ability to move well laterally in tennis is imperative for an elite player. Most shots are followed by a lateral recovery back into an optimal court position. Movement to the ball starts from a lateral position with a split-step and the opening of the hips in the direction of the next shot. Hip strength and the ability to fire the glutes are essential for effective lateral movement.

When we train our tennis players at RAW Tennis Performance we have a complete matrix of hip exercises utilizing stretch bands to improve hip strength. The bands come in varying strengths and can be stretched around the ankles, the knees or both, depending on the player…

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