How To Improve Tennis Game With VertiMax Training

VertiMax develops game changing skills and improves talent that makes a difference on the court. Learn how VertiMax helps you gain speed on the court and improve first step quickness to get to those hard driven balls down the line,

Integrating VertiMax into your tennis training program will develop muscle power essential for speed and powerful hitting in ways tennis players could never dream of in a conventional weight room.

Tennis players can easily connect the VertiMax resistance bands to the hands while holding the racket and swing with tennis specific motions. You can effectively develop forehand and backhand swing power. Tennis players can move away from the V8 platform or the Raptor by connecting individual resistance bands to the waist and feet. This simultaneously loads their legs while they're driving through acceleration deceleration through the air, allowing for a quicker next step.

VertiMax V8 Platforms and Raptors can be set up on the court and connected to the tennis player while actually playing tennis. The coach or trainer hits balls in any direction while the tennis player connected to VertiMax attacks the on-coming ball and works against the applied resistance. No other tennis training equipment in the world can do this and VertiMax's versatility gives it the ability to conduct hundreds of other performance enhancing tennis exercises to improve court speed, hitting power and agility.

Below we've summarized unique tennis training performance advantages only VertiMax can offer a tennis player looking to take their game to the next level.

VertiMax Tennis Training Advantages

1. Variety Of Configurations 

The variety of configurations allows tennis players to perform hundreds of tennis exercises that specifically work primary muscles groups that are vital for offensive & defensive court speed and hitting power. VertiMax's ability to apply resistance from multiple directions allows coaches to target and work any aspect of a player's game, including serving, forehand and backhand swing form and hitting power, including speed and acceleration performance training to improve court mobility.


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2. Improve Court Speed

VertiMax gives tennis players the ultimate training equipment to develop power that can more effectively propel players in any direction Video. If you're a competitive tennis player, then speed is something you always want more of. Given equal skills, the faster player will always have the advantage while possessing a speed advantage over an opponent with better skills can often neutralize their skill advantage.

Why is VertiMax more effective at developing speed? It's pretty simple. You can fully develop speed potential by effectively increasing power in both the leg drive and swing phase of the running motion when you accelerate. We're talking about loading the quad, glut and calf when you plant one leg on the court while driving forward, while loading the hip flexors, abductors and adductors of the opposite foot as it breaks contact with the surface as you drive toward the next ground strike so it can begin driving the tennis player towards their target again.

3. Consistent Resistance For Speed Training

The VertiMax patented resistance training technique is the most effective speed training you can get for the serious tennis player. The equipment is the most effective tennis training equipment for speed in the world. If you're still running around with an elastic band tied to your waist, you're only training drive phase. This does nothing to develop power in the muscles to accelerate your foot when it leaves the court and speeds up towards the next step. If you're running around with an elastic band tied to your ankles, you're only training swing phase. What's worse is those elastic bands are almost always slack when you start foot movement and thus they provide no useful resistance for power development at the start of the explosive movement where it's most important. The V8 allows constant resistance at the ankle or waist points of attachment to improve speed and swing conventional exercises while correcting the problems associated with each. 

4. Increase Leg Power and Arm Swing Velocity

Truly maximize the vertical leap ability. Great vertical jump ability is critical in the game of tennis because a great vertical dramatically increases the vertical space a player can cover at the net while forcing opponents to be much more accurate placing lob shots over your head. The vertical leap is also a true measurement of explosive leg power, which determines quickness. The vertical jump is one of the universal test measurements coaches use to evaluate a player's athletic potential at any level. For that reason, it's important to know that VertiMax is the only vertical jump training equipment in the world capable of loading both the legs and the arm swing when vertical jump training. Arm swing velocity at take-off accounts for 10 to 13% of your vertical jump performance. For this reason, tennis players train to develop their full vertical jump potential for performance evaluation by coaches. We simply designed VertiMax to provide better vertical gains than any other training equipment in the world.



5. Achieve Higher Speed Strength Training Velocities

The non-varying elastic resistance allows higher training velocities. This is what athletes and coaches commonly call speed strength. Athletes can excel at developing speed strength in every critical tennis movement. The problem with conventional elastic training systems is they usually involve a short elastic bands connected between parts of our body, ground or a wall. When you try to perform an explosive movement and stretch the short bands, the resistance often goes from 0 to a lot in just 2 feet. That radical increase in resistance is basically slamming on the brakes when you're trying to achieve high training velocities. VertiMax solves that issue by utilizing really long elastic bands on retractable pulley systems, so you're stretching a long band a little instead a short band a lot. Once you set the resistance on VertiMax, this allows the tennis player can feel the same load from the beginning to the end of any explosive tennis exercise, whether you are running, swinging the racket, or serving. There's no hitting the brakes when you start an explosive movement on VertiMax and that means you're going to achieve higher training velocities with your legs and arms and thus better speed strength development to improve speed and power for tennis performance.

6. Develop Power Sooner With No Slack

VertiMax resistance bands never go slack when training, so tennis players can develop power sooner. By accelerating or decelerating earlier, you can also achieve higher racket velocities when striking the ball. The ability to develop power quickly in these movements is critical for any player who wants to win the game. VertiMax resistance bands fully retract into the equipment, which means they never go slack and always provide a useful training resistance when athletes start any explosive movement associated with tennis training. Conventional elastic bands can't do that because they can't retract into anything and when the athlete coils to position themselves for the explosive movement, the bands go slack and don't provide any useful training resistance to develop power at the front end of an explosive movement where it's most important.

VertiMax is superior for front end power development in the jumping, swinging and running movements. In the coiled position for vertical jump training, Vertimax bands retract and can't go slack keeping the full load applied to the squatted position. Resistance from conventional elastic training systems will radically drop off as the athlete dips into the squatted position because there's no means to remove slack as the two cord ends approach each other. When training the hip flexors (another critical muscle group for first step quickness), Vertimax resistance bands can't go slack and they fully load the hip flexor before it even begins the explosive contraction.

Conventional bands tied between the ankles won't apply one ounce of load to the hip flexor at the start of any explosive tennis drills because that band will be completely slack every time you begin a high knee drive. With no load at the start, you're tossing power gains that can improve your tennis power & speed performance right out the window.

VertiMax's waist and individual foot bands can maintain constant drive and swing phase resistance on every relevant muscle in both legs moving in any direction. That conventional shuffle drill with ankle bands can't apply an ounce of force to either leg if your feet are less than shoulder width apart and it loads only the abductor - period. VertiMax is simply a smarter, more effective way of radically increasing power at the start of an explosive movement. That's just one more reason VertiMax delivers superior gains regardless of the tennis exercise being performed.

7. Safety With Adjustable Resistance Settings 

You can adjust resistance settings from 2 to 200 pounds. It is safe for young athletes to train using VertiMax. Youth tennis players, as well as high school, college and professional players train on VertiMax. The VertiMax V8 gives you the ability to adjust the resistance setting on each of the 8 bands routed in the equipment by extracting or retracting the bands through their individual cam mechanism, which automatically locks the cord in place after the resistance change. This feature provides a wide range of resistance settings that allow the same V8 equipment to accommodate an international pro tennis star and a 6-year-old tennis player.

8. Two Balance Control Mechanisms

VertiMax implements two(2) balance control mechanisms to help players maintain balance and work with more effort when performing explosive tennis training drills. If you want to maximize power output, train explosively with 100% effort. You can't do that if you're not balanced, especially if you are vertical jump training with a load. If you use a conventional jump trainer that simply ties non-retractable bands to a fixed point, it is almost impossible to train with 100% effort. That is because they do not design other equipment to maintain your balance. Resistance on these antiquated systems will radically increase as you jump. If you drift off center from the anchor points, you will deal with lateral force pushing or pulling you that completely destabilizes you. This is because when we jump, gravity doesn't radically increase or push us from the front or back.

The VertiMax design appreciates and maintains the stability of gravity by utilizing a design that provides a non-varying resistance and a patented tracking equipment that allows the elastic bands to move with the athlete when vertical jump training. If the athlete drifts forward or backward while jumping, the anchor point actually moves with the athlete to help keep the force of the bands pulling straight down, just like gravity. The VertiMax design gives you more stability, enabling more effort on every explosive rep when performing tennis drills for power and speed on or off the platform.


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