Tuesday, February 13, 2007

How to increase your racket speed-Part 3 The dawn of a new era in conditioning for tennis

In my last post, I started to talk about whether it’s possible to increase your racket speed by some form of off-court training. And I mentioned that the answer to this question depends on WHEN you asked me this question.

If you asked me if there were any exercises I could do to increase my racket speed before February 2006, the answer would be NO.

If you asked me the same question after February 2006, the answer would be YES.


Someone has invented a revolutionary training aid and training program that actually enables athletes in various sports to increase the speed of their golf swings, hockey slapshots, baseball swings, soccer kicks...

And after February 2006, tennis serves, forehands, and backhands.

Why do I seem to know so much about this innovation in conditioning for tennis?

That’s because I have had the privilege of partnering with the inventor of this ground-breaking invention to design, develop and test a tennis-specific training program and together we have created a business venture to bring both this breakthrough, one-of-a-kind training aid and training program to the tennis world.

So, what’s the name of this revolutionary tennis training aid?

It’s called the SpeedChain

And with it comes the dawn of a new era in conditioning for tennis.

Maybe you’ve heard rumors about the SpeedChain and how training with it increases your serve and groundstroke speeds. I recall that some of the regulars from Tennis Warehouse’s “Talk Tennis” forum started a thread or two about the SpeedChain a while ago (end of 2005, as I recall)…

So, how much speed improvement are we talking about? We are talking about an immediate 5 to 15 MPH increase after the very first time you train with it.

The actual training program takes only about 15 minutes to complete and you see an immediate result. In the long run, the more you train with it, the more you improve your speed…

After that initial 5 to 15 MPH burst forward, players typically continue increasing their racket speeds at a rate of 1 to 3 MPH per week for up to 10 weeks. I’ve personally seen players improve their serve speed almost 30 MPH after 10 weeks of training.

Oh yeah, and I should mention that training with the SpeedChain only takes about 30 minutes per week total (i.e. twice a week for 15 minutes).

And, if you’re wondering why I am so certain about the effectiveness of SpeedChain training for tennis, it’s because I helped create the training program. I have personally trained with and tested the SpeedChain and its tennis-specific training exercises with an ever-growing number of high-performance players from Top 5 sectional juniors to NCAA D1 collegiate players to ITF Futures and ATP Challenger players. The training exercises are simple to do, and it turns out that SpeedChain training for tennis delivers training benefits far beyond increased racket speed (e.g. better speed endurance, stronger rotator cuff muscles, accelerated learning of stroke movements, etc.).



Are you beginning to wonder if you’re missing out on something?

We’ll talk in more detail about how and why the SpeedChain increases your serve and groundstroke speeds when conventional off-court training methods (weights, medicine balls, rubber tubing and bands, plyometrics, etc.) haven’t.

We’ll get into the nitty-gritty about this new era in tennis training—and in speed training in general—next time!


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At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Lin said...

You write that you "helped create the training program" for tennis specific use of the Speed Chain.

Where is the repository of this program? I have searched the company's site only to find other sport specific exercises, but no tennis.

Please advise.


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