See you on court

Harry Jame­son serves up your sport­ing sched­ule for sum­mer: any­one for ten­nis?

Esquire (UK) - - Style -

The work­out

Agility can com­pen­sate for a lack of abil­ity in ten­nis, so this drill will re­ally help you on court. If you’re al­ready tech­ni­cally gifted (lucky you), this will take your game to the next com­pet­i­tive level. Place two cones 8–10m apart (or use the court’s base­line). Start at cone one, knees bent in a braced po­si­tion, shuf­fle lat­er­ally to the other cone as fast as you can. At cone two, drop and do 10 press-ups, spring-up then shuf­fle back to cone one and do 10 jump squats. Do this as many times as pos­si­ble in 90secs, then rest for 1min. Aim for 6–10 sets but be­ware, this is tough.

My favourite ten­nis drill is car­dio train­ing on court. My coach feeds me balls for 1min, fol­lowed by 30secs of sprints and 1min rest. We re­peat this 5–10 times. It re­in­forces my en­durance and is a great drill for the clay sea­son. Gaël Mon­fils, pro­fes­sional player

and Asics ath­lete

The match kit White cot­ton knit bomber jacket, £175; black/white/ green cot­ton T-shirt, £70; black polyester-mesh shorts, £75, all by Polo Ralph Lauren. White/navy mesh train­ers, £135, by Adi­das. Speed Pro rac­quet, £200, by Head

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