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This Is WEIRD: Regulation Tennis Match Sees Doubles Playing 2-On-1 After Friendly Fire Leaves One Player Injured On The Bench…

Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & TrueZportzEtc.Tennis

taylor townsend 2 on 1 tennis match

We know. That's kind of a mouthful.

But seriously, this is the weirdest outcome to a tennis match you could probably think of.

The facts are these:

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Running Shoes Vs. Tennis Shoes

Filed under: Q&AFitnessAdviceTennisAnastasia Rodionova

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Our newest FitPerez correspondent and top Australian pro tennis player, Anastasia Rodionovaz, is here to answer any and all tennis training-related questions!

The world-class female player and current Australian No. 1 in doubles also has the help of her trusted personal trainer, Jason Stacy, to give you the BEST advice possible!

This week, a FitPerez reader is curious if fitness footwear matters for effective workouts, asking:

Do you wear actual running shoes for your cardio, running and etc. or stick to tennis shoes? Does it even matter?

According to Anastasia & her fitness trainer Jason:

I do wear running shoes for "cardio". For workouts I have running shoes and/or my vibram five fingers. As far as if it matters, I'd say it's best to find a shoe that feels comfortable for you…for workouts I'd prefer a minimalist shoe (flat and low).

With all the conflicting opinions on what type of shoe is best, I'd recommend finding one that feels right. Ensure its not too narrow and If its comfortable and not causing you pain/dysfunction-go for it!!!!

Do U have a question for Anastasia? Write us at Tips@FitPerez.com or go directly to the source! Tweet her @Arodionova or Jason @tomaranu_kokoro and make sure to check out her website!

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Exercise That Can Boost Your Tennis Game

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Our newest FitPerez correspondent and top Australian pro tennis player, Anastasia Rodionova, is here to answer any and all tennis training related questions!

The world-class female player and current Australian No. 1 in doubles also has the help of her trusted personal trainer, Jason Stacy, to give you the BEST advice possible!

This week, a FitPerez reader named Adam wants to boost his tennis skills on the court, while exercising off of the court, asking:

Hi Anastasia,

When I was younger I had no trouble playing three sets of tennis. As I have entered the my 30's I have noticed that I tire a little more easily - especially in the warm weather.

I jog 3 times a week for about 3 miles on each run. I realize that tennis is an anaerobic sport and though my jogging isn't bad for me I feel that it might not be helping my tennis game. Any suggestions?

According to Anastasia & her fitness trainer Jason Stacy:

The jogging is good but you're right, tennis is mostly anaerobic. So I would suggest a few things.

1. Add in some strength training. Some movement based circuits…not so much bodybuilding based. "you can't fire a cannon from a canoe"

2. Add in some sprints/intervals to your non-jogging days OR even better, during your jogs change the pace, distance, terrain. Maybe consider fartlek style runs. They are a great way to improve your tennis fitness.

3. Continually mix things up. Doing the same thing each wk will not only keep you from progressing, it could potentially be like taking steps backwards.

4. Hydration & Food: ensure u are hydrating properly before,during and after. Try drinking a sports drink with approx 5% protein during your tennis. Eat a balanced meal within 30min of training. If pressed for time, consider a quality protein/carb shake straight after, until you can eat.

Proper training is only as good as your recovery!!! Diet or rather the way you fuel your body will play an enormous role!!! A Ferrari is no better than a Kia without the proper fuel!!!!!

Do U have a question for Anastasia? Write us at Tips@FitPerez.com or go directly to the source! Tweet her @Arodionova or Jason @tomaranu_kokoro and make sure to check out her website!

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