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Why Unfit Female Tennis Players Can Win Grand Slams | Tennis Conditioning Episode 6

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Philipp Halfmann talks about why female tennis players don’t need to be in great shape in order to be successful. Being in great physical shape is deemed important by many tennis- and fitness coaches but looking out of shape is not necessarily a performance limiting factor for female tennis players due to a positive shift in balance/stability capabilities; this phenomenon isn’t the same for male tennis players.

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Talking Points: 0:23
Fat Storage: Male vs Female 2:17
Balance & Stability: 3:49
Positive Aspects of Fitness: 5:44

A recent (Sept. 8th 2012) Wall Street Journal article “Why the USTA Benched America’s Best Junior” talks about the “World’s No. 1 Junior Girl, Taylor Townsend, and why her coaches say she needs to get in better shape”.

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