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Are push-ups a good exercise to improve tennis racket speed?

Push-ups will not directly improve your tennis racket speed. You need to work on increasing your overall strength, stance, and technique to improve your racket speed. However, push-ups can help you to increase your strength to help your overall game performance. Try to work on doing one to two sets of twenty repetitions when you do push-ups.
Yusuf Boyd, NASM Elite Trainer
Athletic Training
There are many factors that play a role in improving racket speed, Push-ups, however (a great exercise by the way), do not directly impact racket speed. Doing push-ups will help increase overall strength and endurance. When doing sport specific training, you have to think about the primary muscles involved in the action and work them in a manner similar to the action performed during the sport, not in isolation like a typical body builder workout.

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