Power comes from the core and let’s face it we could all use a little work there. All too often the recreational player tries to create power with their arms or wrist and injury results. Here at FIT we believe that sustainable and reproducible power in your groundstrokes come from appropriately using the kinetic chain. So load into your feet, calves and hips and then unload through the shot. In today’s tip, Patrick highlights a great exercise to practice this loading technique. All you need is an elastic band. So hook the band onto a sturdy fence post or the like and the hold the band handles in both hands, while facing perpendicular to the band, stand far enough from the post to create tension and then rotate from one side to the other. Repeat 25 times per side and perform 4-5 times per week.

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