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Ask Tennishead: More leg strength please!


Originally published on: 26/02/10 16:34

The patient
Chris, England

The symptoms
Ive recently switched to playing with an open-stance forehand, and Im also trying to drive through my legs more on my serve. I feel that I am lacking strength in my legs to take full advantage of these technical changes. Can you suggest any suitable gym work to build leg strength?

Tennishead says
Chris, great that you realise that you must improve the strength in your legs as your leg muscles are vital in giving you that extra


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