Visual search, peripheral vision, gaze in tennis, anticipation
For a player to move the body segments efficiently, there should be optimal combination of the stability and mobility through lowering the center of gravity created by loading the major muscle groups of the lower extremities.
Upper body force creation depends of the elastic capabilities of the muscles of the trunk. The reason the players create a larger upper trunk rotation beyond the hips is to pre stretch the trunk rotator muscles and create a powerful separation angle
In tennis, the player transfers the energy from the body to the ball through a tennis racket to generate speed and spin of the ball. The loaded energy is the potential (stored energy) is transferred through the kinetic chain into the moving energy (the energy of movement) of the body segments in the timely manner through the ball into the wanted direction
Creating a feeling of proper loading and unloading the body parts is first step in creating the awareness of the power source
Two crucial elements are analyzed in this blog:
1. Positioning to the ball (How to successfully position the body stepping away from the ball)
2. Efficient stroke and recovery (How to successfully create enough power so the trajectory of the ball is deep and controlling while keeping the balance and recovery potential)
There are many directions in which the player moves during his performance. By all tennis game analysis, lateral movement (side to side) is around 70% of the whole court coverage, therefore it’s a crucial for the optimal result to control the body (keep the dynamic balance) while moving laterally.