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Off-Court Training for Junior Tennis Players (ft. Dean Hollingworth)

ParentingAces - The Junior Tennis and College Tennis Podcast

Welcome to Season 10, Episode 29, of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network! This week we tackle a topic suggested by one of our long-time listeners: off-court training for Junior Tennis Players.Dean Hollingworth has more fitness and tennis certifications than pretty much anyone around. Although based in Montreal, Canada, Dean works with tennis players both in person and virtually and has helped so many of them on their journey to US College Tennis and the professional circuit.In this week's podcast, Dean shares some very specific information for all of you hoping to help your Junior Players develop to their utmost ability. I highly encourage you to watch the video version as Dean shares some great visuals in this episode. He also provides detailed answers to the questions you submitted via email and Facebook:1.      How much non-hitting training should juniors do?2.      Should juniors attend specific agility/speed facilities that are popping up all over?3.      What weight lifts are most important to tennis?4.      What footwork drills are best?5.      What are some dynamics a junior player on hiatus can do while recovering?6.      What is a good upper body strengthening technique to make shoulders stronger for a better swing?7.      Tennis specific resistance band strength training for my junior twins.8.      Tennis specific 15 minute stretch I can get them to do as I’m making breakfast, packing their lunch and filling water bottles for a full day of tennis before I drop them off. I want it to become automatic but don’t know which exercises they should do every day to stretch and prevent injury.9.      How safe is weight training and conditioning before puberty?10.  How many days per week and how long should a player being doing off court fitness for different age groups, like under 12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-1811.  Are there any online resources for parents/kids that can help with ideas of what a good fitness routine should be like or what are the best exercises?12.  Is it better to do in a small group vs one on one?13.  How do you find the right fitness coach?14.  Can a second sport be fitness training?15.  How important is flexibility and how do you build it?16.  What should a junior player be doing to prevent injury?17.  What is appropriate for younger juniors considering growing bodies?18.  How should junior players prepare for the rigors of college tennis?19.  What is the importance of sleep in terms of an overall fitness program for jrs?To see the videos Dean references in this podcast, click here. For more information on Dean and to get in contact with him, visit his website here. You can also follow him on Facebook and Instagram for new videos and other valuable content.As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our intro and outro music this season. You can find more of his music at SoundCloud.com/stonemuzic. If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.If you’re so inclined, please share this – and all our episodes! – with your tennis community. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via your favorite podcast app. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces by clicking here. And check out our logo’d merch in our online shop (Premium Members received FREE SHIPPING every day!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

13 Jul 2021

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Episode 9: Extraordinary Perspective of Training Tennis Athletes (With Dean Hollingworth)

Tennis Speed Show

Dean Hollingworth is a pro's pro! He has an extraordinary perspective on how if the overall athlete is improved, then the tennis movement will take care of itself. He shares great points on why and how he approaches his warmup, the importance of mobility when recovering from deep corners, how sprinting helps overall movement, and why tennis is great for longevity in adults! 


4 Sep 2020

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Staying fit and maintaining peak form during quarantine, with strength coach Dean Hollingworth

Sean Chris Lewis

Every individual and industry is at a fork in the road. Our lives have been disrupted with very little notice. These are the covid19 lockdown podcast editions. These are the stories of people, sharing their experience & vision of how we can emerge better.  Personal trainers and strength coaches are having to reinvent how they coach their clients and athletes online. This week we are talking to strength and conditioning specialist, Dean Hollingworth.  In this episode we discuss:  How Dean is maintaining his own fitness and health during the lockdown.  He shares, how with very limited home equipment, Dean has managed to keep his fitness up. Using exercise bands and body weight exercises.  Practicing exercises with a slower tempo to compensate for lack of equipment. The bright side of not having heavy weights to train with has given people a chance to repair their body from all of the heavy lifting.  There is no reason that we can not stay very fit, exercising at home with very little or no equipment.  We talk about the cancellation of all sporting events.  Athletes dealing with limited training equipment during quarantine and maintaining competition level fitness.  How does an athlete stay motivated when there’s no event to work up to.  Tips for all of us to apply in our daily lives to keep some form of healthy routine.  You can connect with Dean on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deanmtl/


30 Apr 2020

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Why We May Be Failing To Attain Our Goals. A mashup episode with coaches Julia Balit, Dean Hollingworth, Nathan Zentner, and Natalia Feldman.

Sean Chris Lewis

There are statistics that indicate that only 8% of people will succeed with their New Years resolutions. Whether this leads some to believe that making resolutions is a waste of time, I am personally more concerned with helping those who have fallen, to get back up and get back on track.  No one can deny that change is difficult and the frustrations that we encounter along the way can easily nudge us back into our old habits. My goal with forked podcast is to share the stories of everyday people and how they overcome their personal challenges. My hope is that listeners may find a story that inspires them and enables them to stay the course in discovering their personal potential.  In this weeks episode, I’ve included excerpts of recent past episodes, highlighting some solutions to the most common reasons we fall short of goals and resolutions.  In this episode we discuss: That nagging feeling that we are behind and too late in the game to realize our goals.  Don’t wait for things to be perfect to go out and give it your best shot.  Being true with ourselves and admitting if we just aren’t willing to give certain things up in order to reach our new goals. Focusing on todays wins and being committed in the present.  Depression as a major cause to break away from our goals.  What can we do to ease the destructive force of depression. When we look back at the startup of successful people, we see that it took time to find success. Patience with determination and commitment will bring its rewards. For the full podcast With Natalia Feldman, scroll to July 19, 2019. For the full podcast with Julia Balit, scroll to January 20, 2020. For the full podcast with Nathan Zentner, scroll to November 17, 2019. For the full podcast with Dean Hollingworth, scroll to December 1, 2019.


8 Mar 2020

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TFP 125: Explosive Movement From the Ground Up with Dean Hollingworth

The Tennis Files Podcast

On Episode 125 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Dean Hollingworth, about movement, strength and explosive power.Dean has established himself as a highly regarded author, speaker, and fitness and performance consultant throughout his 25+ years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach. He has worked with all levels of tennis players including ITF, ATP, and WTA players. Throughout the years of working with world-class athletes, including tennis players, Dean has gained a deep understanding of the requirements for the development of high performance players’ athleticism, balance, explosive power, mobility, flexibility, and bringing out the best in his students. He also created the fantastic Baselinepower video series to supercharge your movement skills. Dean is currently the Director of Fitness and sports performance at Club Sportif Cote-de-Liesse in Montréal.On the show, you’ll learn how to properly train your tennis fitness and where to start, how to develop explosive power from the ground up, some simple exercises that any competitive tennis player can do to improve their movement, fitness and endurance training tips, and much more!I hope you enjoy my interview with Dean! Let us know what you think about it in the comments below. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 28mins

18 Dec 2019

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Strength and conditioning coach, Dean Hollingworth talks about the business of personal training and becoming a strength and conditioning specialist

Sean Chris Lewis

No matter what career we choose, there is  a period in the beginning when we need to build our skills toward self actualization in our profession.  Dean Hollingworth is a strength conditioning coach. He shares his journey from his beginnings as a personal trainer to his present position as a athletic performance coach.  In this episode we discuss:  The importance of patience in the beginning of trying to build a stable fitness business.  We need to seek out people who want to see us succeed. These people will be connectors for us to build a client base.  What are the necessary skills to become a successful personal trainer.  As personal trainers we need to keep things interesting but really educate the basics of exercise.  As a coach we need to help clients to understand the importance of consistency and lifestyle change as the ultimate goals.  The importance of sleep and techniques to help to relax.  We discuss calories, protein, weight training, and cardio for personal fitness results.   You can connect with Dean on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deanmtl/


2 Dec 2019

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Dean Hollingworth: Strength & Conditioning Specialist, ITPA Master Tennis Performance Specialist

On the Line with Jenny Robb

In this episode we discuss Dean's presentation at the PTR International Symposium and more!


6 Mar 2018

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TFP 056: Speed, Power, and Plyometrics with Dean Hollingworth

The Tennis Files Podcast

On today's show, I spoke with sports performance coach Dean Hollingworth about how we can train to become stronger, fitter, and faster tennis players and athletes. I first met Dean while eating breakfast before the World Tennis and Fitness Conference, hosted by the International Tennis Performance Association.  Dean gave a fantastic presentation about plyometrics, and I knew that he would be the perfect guest for the podcast. Dean is the Director of Fitness and Sports Performance at Club Sportif Cote-de-Liesse (CDL) in Montreal, Canada. He has over 25 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, and is a highly regarded author, speaker, and fitness and performance consultant.  Dean is the only strength and conditioning coach in Canada to be certified as a Master Tennis Performance Specialist by the iTPA.  He is also a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Speed and Agility Coach, and worked as the S&C coach for Canada’s Fed Cup team win against Serbia in 2014.  Dean coaches a wide gamut of athletes, including professional tennis players such as Elena Vesnina and Francoise Abanda. We spoke about why strength and power training is essential for your tennis career, exercises to increase your strength, power and movement, why plyometrics is a great way to improve your speed and power on the court, Dean's experience as part of Elena Vesnina's team, and much more. I hope you enjoy my interview with Dean, and let us know what you think in the comments below! Time-Stamped Show Notes: [3:59] Why focusing on our fitness training is so important in helping us become better tennis players[5:05] The specific benefits we get from fitness training for tennis[6:34] How Dean became a world-class fitness and sports performance coach[8:31] Associations and conferences that helped Dean expand his tennis fitness knowledge[9:45] Dean's first exposure to tennis[11:19] Why tennis is the hardest sport to train athletes for[14:47] Should we use undulating periodization in our training?[16:29] Why we must decide when we want to peak, or else we won't improve[17:54] The biggest mistakes that tennis players make in the gym[19:45] Dean’s favorite thing about being a fitness coach[20:53] Examples of tennis players Dean trained that focused seriously on their fitness and had a huge improvement on their game[22:21] Dispelling the myth that weight training is bad for your tennis game[24:53] Part of the body tennis players need to improve the most[26:31] The importance of “heavy lifts” i.e. deadlifts, squats, and bench press, and why single leg training is so critical[29:32] How many days per week to perform fitness training, and considerations when creating a program[31:34] Tips for training on the road and in faraway places with little equipment[33:30] Exercises for speed training[34:57] How long does each set last for speed training[36:18] What is plyometrics and how can it help our speed on the court?[39:15] How to integrate plyometrics with speed training[41:03] Plyometrics technique tips[42:00] Plyometrics exercises you can perform to improve your speed[44:47] How many reps per set should we perform for plyometrics?[46:07] Key principles to help us do plyometrics the right way?[48:10] If an athlete is deficient in a certain area, and you focus on that more so in their training, once they are proficient in it, do you then reduce focus on that area and train everything equally again?[49:36] Static stretching routine and optimal number of exercises[51:05] Dean’s advice for improving our endurance on court[53:02] Should we do heavier lifts in certain parts of the season, such as squats, deadlifts, and bench press, or all-year round? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 10mins

14 Dec 2017

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#11: Dean Hollingworth – S&C Coach On Tour

The Adam Blicher Show: Dissecting High Performance In Tennis

In this episode you’ll get to know: Why recovery isn’t just taking time off What Bouchard’s recovery routine looks like Why you might learn more as a coach by teaching reg kids than high level ones Follow Dean on Twitter (Deaner99) or got check out www.deanhollingworth.com to get to know more about current coaching opportunities. Enjoy the show! 03:42 World Team Tennis 05:26 Traveling on the Tour as an S&C Coach 07:05 What Dean learned 08:01 Most important skills as an S&C Coach 09:15 The rubber floor 10:48 How tennis is different 12:33 Keeping Eugenie healthy 14:07 Dynamic Warm ups 14:54 Not overtrained just under recovered 16:15 Recovery – Traning vs tournament 17:02 Comming off the court 22:15 Biggest waste of time/myth 23:20 How to know when athletes have mastered a drill 25:05 Books/persons 26:46 Talking less/coaching less 27:44 Example of specic cue 32:46 Testing 33.48 Testbattery 36:48 Advice 38:15 Caring for your athlete The post #11: Dean Hollingworth – S&C Coach On Tour appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.


1 Dec 2015