Sports fans everywhere love a feel-good story, Australians are certainly no exception. If it involves fresh young talent taking on the world and winning against the odds, so much the better. That’s why the highlight of 2019 was the coming of age of a brilliant new star in one of the nation’s favourite sports, tennis.
Speed is, along with technique and co-ordination, one of the most important performance-limiting factors in tennis. This study offers suggestions for tennis-specific speed training for a wide range of tennis coaches and active players.