RAW Tennis Performance
Tennis Performance Training Program – We concentrate on stability, flexibility, explosiveness and proper movement patterns.
“It’s easier not to be great.”
About Richard Woodroof
Director, RAW Tennis Performance
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.
Our program also is full of pre-hab exercises because our first aim is to keep our players healthy and on the court.
The Change of Direction progression system is a highlight of the RAW Tennis Performance Training Program because tennis players change direction on average every 1.1 seconds! That cannot be replicated by just doing endless sets of squats and lunges. Get the most out of yourself and your game; get The Edge! It’s easier not to be great!!
Explosive Movement Training for Tennis Players
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Explosive Movement Training for Tennis Players Tennis players change direction every 1.1 seconds. As the speed of tennis has increased, so has the need for efficient pre-shot movements. Using exercises incorporating speed as an element of direction change,...read more
Rising tennis star Cori 'Coco' Gauff featured in Whistle Sports' 'No Days Off' docuseries While many of her 14-year-old peers are navigating their freshman year of high school or playing "Fortnite" or finally launching an Instagram account, Cori "Coco" Gauff is...read more
"I'm excited to be working with the Rice University Women's Tennis Team this year. Team practices, small group sessions and individual training sessions were part of a busy first week spent in Houston with the team." Team Consulting: Richard consults with college...read more
All of us, especially tennis players, have muscular imbalances. These may be left/right; upper/lower or posterior/anterior but they are there. Because these imbalances will show where a player is susceptible to injury or where they will be weaker on the court, when I...read more
Tennis is a sport requiring players to be strong enough to hold very awkward positions. For example, picture Kim Clijsters finishing in a split on a wide forehand or Novak Djokovic looking like Gumby after stretching to hit a low, open-stance backhand. Core strength...read more
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...read more
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