What Exactly are you Training?

What Exactly are you training? Maybe it’s me but it seems like YouTube and Facebook are packed with more and more fitness videos that are proving to be more circus oriented than quality driven. I truly feel sorry for parents, … Continue reading

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Health, Wellness and Cognitive Performance Benefits of Tennis

Here is a new article which is a peer-reviewed publication highlighting the many benefits of Tennis. The information covered in this paper are well researched and can (and should) be used to help highlight the many numerous benefits of tennis … Continue reading

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Tennis: A Game of Development on and off the Court

By Jonny Fraser, MTPS, Msc, CSCS Owner Science in Tennis (www.scienceintennis.com) Everyone has a story why they began playing tennis. Often it is family member or friend having a decisive influence. Otherwise living close to a tennis club or being … Continue reading

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Tennis Hip Syndrome How can my tight hip cause shoulder and elbow pain?

Guest blog post by Brian Nathanson, DC, CTPS This is the question I hear many times when I tell my rotator cuff and tennis elbow clients they have Tennis Hip Syndrome. Over the years I have had the pleasure of … Continue reading

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Podcast by Dr. Mark Kovacs on Strength and Conditioning for Tennis Players

Listen below to a recent podcast by Dr. Mark Kovacs on strength and conditioning for tennis players.

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Retraining the Injured Tennis Athlete

By Oliver Statham, CTPS Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world with participation in more than 200 countries affiliated with the International Tennis Federation. Like many other sports, playing tennis places participants at risk of injury,

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PSYCHOLOGICAL PREDICTORS OF MENTAL TOUGHNESS IN ELITE TENNIS

By Joshua Colomar, iTPA Intern In analyzing the psychological characteristics of highly skilled athletes, we find mental toughness as an important component many different ways (both practically and theoretically). However, many authors describe the importance of mental toughness, but consensus … Continue reading

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Does Heat Affect Oxidative Stress in Tennis Players?

Oxidative balance is something that is discussed in many different circles, from elite athletes to the everyday person.

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Learning the Tennis Forehand

By Joshua Colomar and Mark Kovacs, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D, CTPS, MTPS Although the forehand is one of the most important strokes in the game of tennis, the research data on the stroke is less than the data seen on the … Continue reading

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Can Shock Microcycles Improve Preseason Training in Professional Tennis Players?

by Joshua Colomar (iTPA) and Mark Kovacs, PhD, CTPS, MTPS (iTPA) The calendar of a tennis player at the junior, collegiate or professional level is increasing each year. The demands have increased with exhibition events,

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