Cross Training and Tennis

I played tennis yesterday in 91F/32.8C degree weather.  I was dreading it because not only was it hot, but Louisville is in a river valley and is very humid (much like the Cincinnati Masters).  I have had friends from less humid environments describe playing tennis here like playing tennis “inside of an aquarium.” By the…

Can My Tennis Game Be Salvaged?

I am not as old as Paul Newman was when The Color of Money was being Filmed, but Tennis Requires more running than pool I played tennis in a competitive setting last evening for the first time in over 2 years.  On one hand, there were some positives from the two sets of doubles I…

Can My Tennis Game Be Saved?

Earlier this year, I started a program reviewing how DDP Yoga helps or fails to help tennis players.  I planned poorly as I had pulled my hamstring playing tennis one week prior to trying to improve my flexibility, strength, and conditioning.  I did not stick with this program as my leg was simply too hurt…

DDP Yoga for Tennis Week 2 Review

Healthy: No Hamstring Issues April 8 – I did the Diamond Dozen April 9 – I did the Diamond Dozen April 10 – After my hamstring injury, I was able to enter into a full week of tennis and DDP Yoga.  I did an hour of tennis drills for the first time since my injury.  I…

DDP Yoga for Tennis Week 1 Review

Hamstrung Unfortunately on April 1st, I pulled my hamstring playing tennis.  That cut into my tennis and yoga time.  I do not have a ton to report, but will add a week to this series as my hamstring is more or less better now.  Here is what I have done to this point: March 31:…

Evaluating DDP Yoga for Tennis – Phase 1

I dabbled with DDPYoga during cold weather months, will committing to it improve my tennis? I have gained more weight than I would like over the past several years.  Despite eating a pretty healthy diet by US standards, I have through inaction, stress, and lack of sleep managed to not be particularly well conditioned.  This…