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7 Exercises That'll Level Up Your Tennis Game

Ace your next game.

How to strength train for tennis, according to the pros.
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Tennis requires agility, speed — and a whole lot of muscle. The game’s swings, serves, and side-to-side shuffles call on your calves, hamstrings, and quads, as well as your glutes, biceps, and triceps, says trainer Jennie Graham. Here’s how to train them all off the court.

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Lateral Lunge

Graham says lunges will the improve speed, agility, balance, and coordination needed in tennis.

- Stand feet hip-width apart.

- Step out to side, bend knee.

- Hinge forward. Keep weight in heels.

- Push off from foot to return to start.

- Do 10-15 reps, 3 sets.