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What cardio exercises will help with my tennis conditioning?

The first goal of tennis conditioning is to build a good fitness base for a long match. This means doing some cardio training at a low intensity to improve your aerobic base. The next step is to build cardio strength; this can be accomplished by doing 1 and 2 minute intervals at a high intensity to increase your anaerobic threshold. Once you have these two systems properly trained, you can design short sprint drills that will cover the court quickly. This can be a series of sprints from the baseline to the service line and net in different angles. It is important to concentrate on the deleceration at each cone so you have complete body control and can quickly change direction to another point on the court. Since you are able to complete 2-minute cardio intervals, you can perform these multi-directional cone drills for 2 minutes. The goal of this type of training is to stress both the cardiovascular system and the legs.

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