For tennis players aged between 40 - 75 years that feel their fitness and conditioning is letting them down on court. Whether you are a SERIOUS tennis player or a SOCIAL player wanting to improve your game, whilst at the same time improving your endurance, this program is for YOU! Join the 1000s of Tennis Players over 40 years of age using off court training to improve their first step quickness, flexibility, power, reaction, balance and core stability, whilst preventing injuries.
It is easier than you expect!
IS IT FOR YOU?
We learnt from one of the best! We were fortunate to train Martina, the oldest player to win a grandslam in 2003 at the age of 47 years!
Through good fundamental training, injury prevention and the right attitude Martina showed us all that age is nothing that should stop us!
Amongst the many life lessons Martina shared with us, she showed us that age should not stop you from improving, chasing dreams and bettering yourself. If you feel you are past it or it cannot happen, then its time to change!
Having worked with Martina for 3 years, we know what it takes to improve and achieve at a mature age.
“Nathan & Giselle Martin are the consummate professionals when it comes to tennis training. I had the pleasure of working with both Tennis Trainers Nathan and Giselle while on the tennis tour for 3 years and was truly impressed with their training methods and expertise”.
As we age, we need to focus more on our Strength and Balance. They are the first things we start to lose. Level 1 will gradually build up your balance, strength and core stability. Level 2 is where you will get big gains. Simply by following the exercises you will feel yourself getting stronger and more balanced on court. Each session starts off focusing on balance exercises, then strength exercises and finishes with core stability. This is the best structure to follow for the mature athlete.
Level 1 & 2 are both tennis specific and age targeted Movement, Reaction and Coordination programs. Following these programs weekly you feel yourself moving quicker, reacting better and feeling more coordinated with your steps. We designed these programs knowing that these areas are problematic for most mature players. If you do not continually work on your Movement, Reaction and Coordination, you will lose more and more of them.
The Mobility and Warm Up Programs will set you up for the session ahead. Opening up specific chains of movement before exercising is crucial for positive gains and injury prevention. These specially designed programs will allow you to feel "Ready to go" for your session. They will prepare your body to get in the best positions during movement and most importantly they will help prevent injury by having better "Range of Movement" and putting you in a peaked physical state.
Every year we age, our endurance capacity decreases. If you do not do anything to maintain it, you will find yourself often fatigued on court. This endurance program will boost your capacity to last longer on court, have better concentration and increase your energy levels. This proven system will gradually increase your aerobic endurance as each week goes by. We designed the programs giving you the option to do sessions outdoors or indoors.
Injuries inhibit most mature players ability to play their best tennis. We need to aim to prevent injuries and following a specific age related Injury prevention program will help do that. This program is set up targeting the wrist, elbow, shoulder girdle, hips, lower back, knees and ankles. There are 15 tested exercises that will reduce your risk of injury. Perform 1-2 times weekly, combined with your other programs, you will be on your way to pain free tennis.
Cool down and stretching, often a neglected area for most players. Knowing what to do is where most players come undone. Following these age appropriate stretches will help you recover better and feel better every time you take the court or train. Learn how to specifically stretch without using up a lot of your time. If you want to improve your mobility and flexibility on court, this program will get the job done for you. Simply follow it 2-3 times per week.
Improve your Court Movement, Strength and Flexibility! It's Simple, Safe and Tennis Specific. Most important this program is age specialised.
Everyone has varying fitness, movement and flexibility levels. You are individual! Before you commence your program we want you to establish where you are at (your starting point). Complete the tests / assessments at week 1 and follow the programs and retest at week 6. If your consistent with your programs you will be surprised with your results. Testing is a great motivational tool. These tests are designed to give you an overview of where your flexibility, court movement and endurance are at.
Train either 1, 2, 3 or even 5 times per week (its up to you). We have a plan for every player. Don't be confused about when and what you should be doing. This simple to follow plan will give you options you can follow to suit your needs (focus, time, physical level etc). We believe having an effective “Training Plan” is just as important as the actual tennis exercises within the plan. So have a think about what your needs are, any restrictions (time, injury etc) you have and then using the training plan, work out the best scenario for yourself.
As your ‘online’ tennis fitness trainers, we want to support you and be with you along your journey. Our team are always just a click away. By simply purchasing this program you will have unlimited access to our coaches where you can ask any questions you may have at anytime. All you will need to do is simply ask a question within the program you are on and hit send. Someone will respond to you within 24hrs (at the latest) We want to make sure you are supported every step of the way.
- Phil Megraw, New Jersey
Available to download and keep for ever
Strength, Balance and Core - LEVEL 1
Movement, Reaction and Coordination - LEVEL 1
Endurance and Fitness - LEVEL 1
Injury Prevention - LEVEL 1
Mobility Warm Up - LEVEL 1
Stretch Cool down - LEVEL 1
Testing and Assessments
Available to download and keep for ever
Strength, Balance and Core - LEVEL 2
Movement, Reaction and Coordination - LEVEL 2
Endurance and Fitness - LEVEL 2
Injury Prevention - LEVEL 2
Mobility Warm Up - LEVEL 2
Stretch Cool down - LEVEL 2
Testing and Assessments
Available to download and keep for ever
Strength, Balance and Core -
LEVEL 1 & 2
Movement, Reaction and Coordination - LEVEL 1 & 2
Endurance and Fitness - LEVEL 1 & 2
Injury Prevention - LEVEL 1 & 2
Mobility Warm Up - LEVEL 1 & 2
Stretch Cool down - LEVEL 1 & 2
Testing and Assessments
Access. You can download your programs and use them for life or you have online access with us for 12 months. Once you have downloaded your 6 week program, you will have unlimited access to it.
Levels. The program has 2 seperate levels.You can purchase them individually or as a bundle. Everyone should start at level 1 (6 weeks) and then move onto Level 2 (6 weeks). This is how you will get the best results. For the differences between levels, please refer to the "frequently asked questions" section below.
Plan your first session. Your first session will include “Testing and Assessments. Follow the video, it will explain how each test / assessment needs to be performed. After you have completed your tests / assessments you can start the program.
Training plan. For best results after completing your first session, you can work out according to how you performed and recovered, how many sessions per week you can commit too. We recommend 1-3 sessions (with at least 24hrs between sessions). Follow our simple training plan to assist you.
Length of levels. It is important each level is followed for a minimum of 3-4 weeks (preferably 6 weeks). The program has been designed to work effectively following this time frame.
Retesting. At the completion of the program, you will need to retest. Simply follow the exact testing / assessment protocols from your original testing, from week 1. Find out how much you have improved!
What’s next. Once you complete the 6-week program you should rest for 2-3 weeks, maintaining what you have developed. After this time you can start the programs again and better your times etc. Everyone gets a lot more out of the programs the second time through. You can follow the programs 3-4 times per year, if needed. We also have a range of other programs you can check out.
Use the programs in and around tournaments. These programs are great to use whilst in tournaments and leading into tournaments. This is an area most players find difficult to get right. Not knowing what to do before and during a tournament. We have taken the thinking and worrying away for you!
"Nathan & Giselle Martin are the consummate professionals when it comes to tennis training. I had the pleasure of working with both Tennis Trainers Nathan and Giselle while on the tennis tour for 3 years and was truly impressed with their training methods and expertise”
“I love the professional approach that Nathan brings day in day out. As a professional athlete I know he can get the best out of me and take me to the next level”.
"I have worked with Nathan the last few years in preparing Lleyton for the Australian Open. He had Lleyton in the best shape which enabled me to get the most out of him"
The Over 40's Program is deceptively simple. Once you realise "Why" and "How" we have designed and set up the program, it will seem like “common sense”. When we spend time looking at how most people train, we see it is usually based on training methods they have done for a long time or things they have learn't from someone unrelated too tennis.
Most programs are based on generalized assumptions about what you should practice. Since weaknesses are never identified, they can’t be adequately addressed in the training. Instead, people end up injuring themselves or not getting the results they wanted.
We designed this program around 5 key areas that players over 40 have issues with and areas they need to focus on. Improving these 5 key areas will give you the specific physical attributes you need for a stronger and more responsive body that can move with fluid agility and absolute freedom in any situation.
FLEXIBILITY AND MOBILITY
Feel tight and restricted (shoulders, ankles, hips and back) having a hard time stretching out for wide balls, cannot get down for those low volley’s or maybe you feel like you are always going to pull a muscle.
Having reoccurring injuries, feel like you are not using the right muscles during play, slow to start, getting sore all the time. Try completing some speciifc activation exercises, prior to training.
BRAKING OR DECELERATION
Finding it hard to slow down on court, feel like you cannot get in the right position, joints (ankles, knees, back) are hurting when slowing down.
Feel like you are always carrying injuries, lost power on your serve and ground strokes, balance and coordination has diminished, body is sore after training and find it hard to back up the next day.
CHANGE OF DIRECTION
Feel slow around the court, find it hard pushing off to change direction, reacting slow to the ball, feel that one step slower than your opponent.
We have designed this program with minimal equipment requirements.
Equipment list; Cones/Markers x 4, Tennis balls x 2, Stop watch / timer, Gym matt, Resistance band (Level 1), Light dumbbells or Kettlebell (Level 2).
We have designed this program keeping in mind; time constraints, intensity levels, injury restrictions, age and physical limitations. You have the option to commit to 1, 2 or 3 sessions per week. We recommend 2 to start with. Then you can see how your body responds and go from there. So you have option to commit to what you know you can do. Even following the sessions once a week, will make an impact.
The programs are totally safe for players of all ages, but they are specifically designed for players between the ages of 40 - 75 years old.
We are here for you every step of the way. You have unlimited access to our closed facebook group (only for members). This is where you can ask us questions anytime. Don't worry if you don't have facebook you can also ask a question within the program you are on and hit send. Someone will respond to you within 24hrs (at the latest). We want to make sure you are supported every step of the way.
Yes, 100%, we designed these programs to work for individuals and small groups (2-8 players)
We saw the need for maturing players to work on their mobility/flexibility, strength, balance, coordination and court movement. These are the areas most players has issues with. This program is age appropriate and targeted for the mature player.
The programs include videos, PDF files and some graphics. All programs can be downloaded. They can be viewed and downloaded on all electronic devices (Computers, smart phones and tablets) and have access for life or you have online access with us for 12 months.
We have spent time and money making sure these programs are user friendly!
Alternatively you can also access the programs on our newly launched app.
Once you complete the 6-week program you should rest for 2 - 3 weeks, maintaining what you have developed. After this time you can start the programs again and look to better your times etc. Everyone gets a lot more out of the programs the second time through. You can follow the programs 3-4 times per year, if needed. We also have a range of other programs you can check out.
Including your warm up and session time, you will get through each session in 20-40min. This is another way we have tailored the program for the maturing player. Managing energy levels and not overloading the body is important. These programs are set to give you specific training in a time efficient way.
You have a full 7 days to preview the program. If you decide during that time that its not right for you, just let us know and you'll be issued a full refund (minus paypal transaction fee), no questions asked. In short, you get a great return on your investment, or you get your money back.