Two months before some of us head off the Texas for our annual fix of too much tennis, too much food, too much wine; but never too much of the good times with good people. As Steve Contardi always says in his summer letter, we need to be in the best shape possible to really enjoy the week (and not come back injured). But my question is: what is the best training regimen and timing of that program?
For sure I will be doing my regular, almost daily dose of tennis. And trying for a daily sequence of stretching/yoga; as well as some light weight training three times a week. But I still have questions:
1) What is the best way for a senior tennis player to improve his cardio/wind/leg fitness? I used to run; but that really hurts the joints now.
2)What other training would be helpful to get ready for the week of two-a-day tennis?
3)And, when should that training effort peak and how much “down time” before going to camp?
Looking forward to seeing you there.