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The Effects of Combined Weight and Pneumatic Training to Enhance Power Endurance in Tennis Players

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Suttikorn Apanukul, Sinlapachai Suwannathada, Chaninchai lntiraporn


This study aimed to determine if combining weight and pneumatic resistance training offers superior benefits over traditional weight training alone for competitive male tennis players. The research focused on evaluating improvements in power endurance, peak power, and agility. Thirty athletes were divided into three groups: one utilizing combined weight and pneumatic training (CB), a second employing only weight training (WT), and a control group (CO) that did not participate in the new training regimes.


The study revealed significant enhancements in the CB group over the WT and CO groups in terms of power endurance and peak power after an 8-week training period. Specifically, the CB group showed a notable increase in their ability to sustain high-intensity efforts and achieve higher peak power outputs. While agility improvements were observed across both training groups, the CB group's performance was significantly superior, highlighting the effectiveness of the combined training approach.


The findings from "The Effects of Combined Weight and Pneumatic Training to Enhance Power Endurance in Tennis Players" suggest that incorporating pneumatic resistance into weight training significantly improves athletic performance in tennis players. This combined approach not only boosts power endurance, allowing athletes to maintain high levels of performance for longer, but also enhances peak power, crucial for explosive movements, and agility, essential for quick directional changes on the court. For tennis players seeking to elevate their game, coaches and trainers might consider integrating pneumatic resistance into their training regimens to achieve optimal performance outcomes.


  • Power Endurance: The ability to sustain explosive and high-intensity actions over an extended period.
  • Peak Power: The highest amount of power an athlete can generate in a single, explosive movement.
  • Agility: The capability to move quickly and change direction with speed and precision.

Journal of Exercise Physiology (2015)

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