Okay, the next exercises we’ll do are going
to be push-ups and sit-ups. Now, as you can see, when you hit a ball, your legs are involved,
your shoulders, your hips. All your muscles are involved in hitting a ball; fore- hand
and back hand. So, it behooves you to strengthen those muscles; a. To perform better and b.
To prevent injuries. So, push-ups are pretty basic. You just find a nice comfortable spot,
put your arms about shoulder length apart and just crank them out. Now to make them
tougher, you can move your hands in and you can move your arms out and maintain. You’ll
go at a pace that’s comfortable and if you’re not strong enough to do a full push-up, just
do the knee; the ones with your knees and just get started because the most important
thing you can do is get started. If today, all you can do is one push-up; you do it every
day, at the end of six months, you’ll be able to do a lot of them. So, don’t be afraid to
fail at this. Just work at your own pace and really work at it and hey you’ll get in better
shape and you’ll become a better tennis player too.