Welcome to the PHS Girls' Tennis page! Here you can find information about tryouts, training videos, tennis strategy, inspiration, and more! We're hoping to be able to return to the court in a traditional fashion for the fall 2020 season, but we will have to wait and see what happens. Fingers crossed!
NJSIAA Fall Sport Message
As this has been anything but a "normal" spring and start to summer, we're going to have to work on our training and preparation for fall tennis in a different way this year! As tennis courts begin opening up again, definitely try to get back out on court, but make sure you are following safe hitting protocols (USTA COVID-19 protocols are in the block to the right if you have any questions). Make sure you are taking a break from screen time to stay active and keep fit both physically and mentally! We will get through this challenging time together, and hope to be back on court again soon! We hope you and your families are staying safe, healthy, and sane during this difficult phase. Please reach out if you need!
Suggested training plan to get ready for fall
3x a week: Fitness: Timed 1 mile run, or run 2+ miles (either time yourself for running a mile, and try to keep shaving seconds off your time, or run 2 or more miles to work on endurance)
2x a week: Footwork/cardio/strength drills: 15-20 minutes (check out the videos on the "Training videos" page to the left)
2-3x a week: Racket work: either find a family member to rally with in your driveway, or a wall or garage door (gently!) to work on volleys, quick hands, or some mini-tennis, or get back out on court when possible!
The Tennis Frame "Juggling" Challenge
Watch this video of Nadal and the "Wimbjuggledon" challenge... how many times can you bounce the ball on your racket frame? While 406 is a bit of a stretch, practice it a bit now, and we can hopefully have a competition in the fall when we're back on court!
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