Tennis star Andy Murray has offered advice to recreational players on how to stay fit for the sport during lockdown.
As an elite athlete, the Scot is still permitted to train at the National Tennis Centre but during his many spells of rehabilitation, he has spent plenty of time unable to get on court.
In a blog on TRR Nutrition, Murray wrote:
Murray cited general fitness as the most important cornerstone, while tennis specific exercises he recommends include catching a ball thrown against a wall, knocking down targets and a footwork drill involving moving around two tennis balls in a figure of eight.
Lastly, Murray stressed the importance of flexibility, adding:
A badly-timed bout of coronavirus has delayed Murray's return to the court, with the former world No 1 admitting defeat last week in his bid to play in the Australian Open.
His first tournament of 2021 is now expected to be a second-tier Challenger event in Biella, Italy beginning on 15 February.
- TEAMtalk media