Improving youth physical fitness is a major objective of city, state, regional and federal government agencies, multiple organizations and trade associations, non-profits and private companies. Below is an article provided by
The summary of the document concludes with this statement: “A compelling body of scientific evidence supports participation in appropriately designed youth resistance training programmes that are supervised and instructed by qualified professionals.” Read the position stand for more detail:
By Josh Bramblett, iTPA Staff Planning and periodization for the development of the tennis player is paramount for short and long term success, improvement in performance and the reduction in the likelihood of injuries. Most elite junior tennis players’ development … Continue reading
View this video clip from Todd Martin and Dr. Mark Kovacs discussing the serve. This is taken from the Drills and Exercises to Improve the Tennis Serve DVD, now available for purchase at http://www.itpa-tennis.org/dvds.html.
By Josh Bramblett, iTPA Staff Strategy used to play tennis has undergone a dramatic change within the last 20-30 years. A large change is the differences in groundstroke technique.
By Josh Bramblett, iTPA Staff The modern game of tennis continues to progress and evolve. There are numerous ways for any player at any skill level to participate. The physicality of tennis continually grows along with the demands placed on … Continue reading
By Josh Bramblett, iTPA Staff For 4 days at the first week of the Australian Open a heat wave swept over Melbourne that has not been seen in a century. During the first week of the tournament (Tuesday through Friday), … Continue reading
This live session video clip on the Runaround Forehand was filmed in December 2013 at the Todd Martin and iTPA Tennis Coaches Workshop.
Here is a very interesting research article looking at the influence of grip size on hitting force. This study just focused on the forehand, but the information is very interesting and useful for individuals who work with tennis players both … Continue reading
Do Lefties Have An Advantage in Tennis? By Doug Eng EdD PhD, CTPS, CSCS