To become a better tennis player, you must learn to become a better athlete. It is necessary to understand how your body moves. With a strong athletic foundation you will pick up movement patterns quicker, your feet will move faster and your reaction and coordination will improve. It’s important to incorporate other sports with fitness training for tennis especially for younger players. Along with teaching them how to become better athletes, it also helps to keep them from being burnt out in one particular sport. Soccer and basketball are great examples of something to play with players to help them become more athletic. Both will work on change of direction, short bursts of speed, coordination and footwork. Along with those aspects, they are also a lot of fun.