D1 Fitness Testing and Programming
When comparing and contrasting the fitness requirements for Track Athletics (Long Distance), Tennis and Football, there are many that are used in all three sports.
When taking part in a game of Tennis, their are many factors why a participant requires a good, efficient aerobic system. One factor is the speed the game is played at when a participant is involved in a rally with an opposing player. When this takes place the participant is required to change direction quickly, complete short sprints with minimal rest. A further reason to suggest a Tennis player needs Aerobic Endurance is so that a player is able to sustain a high work rate. An example of this is when a player can produce power over each rally and in each shot within a rally on a consistent basis. An additional explanation to explain the importance of aerobic durance to tennis is the size of the court. Due to this, the players have to make short sharp sprints while still in control of their body’s momentum and position. To do this requires an extremely efficient aerobic system where the heart will pump the required blood oxygen and nutrients to sustain the energy that’s needed to perform.