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By Oliver Statham, CTPS iTPA Staff
Elite senior and junior players usually have training time constraints due to either school or year-round tournament commitments. Therefore, understanding the physical and mental demands of drills within a practice session is fundamental to delivering a well-structured periodized program for optimal physical and technical development. Continue reading
Here is the latest issue of the ITF Coaching and Sport Science Review.
Topics include: Continue reading
Pilates for Tennis Training: Strength + Flexibility = Power Performance
Guest Post by Lori Ettlinger Gross, TPT
Resistance training for tennis performance has two functions: 1) to improve a player’s strength because explosive power is essential in the game today, and 2) to decrease the risk of injury. Pilates Continue reading
This guest post by CTPS and MTPS Certified Member Oliver Stephens is a great read.
If you observe modern tennis played at all levels from Intermediate Juniors to High Level Professionals, you will notice how the better players often seem to be more stable and have better balance than their opponents do.
The dictionary definition of stability contains the following: Continue reading
As the current greatest tennis player of all time, it is hard to ﬁnd too many weaknesses in Roger Federer’s game. Continue reading
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: Continue reading
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 from a performance perspective (increased racket head speed and force) as well as an injury prevention perspective (wrist/elbow/shoulder injuries). Continue reading
Do Lefties Have An Advantage in Tennis?
By Doug Eng EdD PhD, CTPS, CSCS
Novak Djokovic has arguably the best return of serve in the game today. His backhand return of serve is possibly the best backhand return of all time. Although Continue reading
Developing power for tennis is one of the main priorities of training. In this article Satoshi Ochi, MA, CTPS, (iTPA Advisory Board member and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the United States Tennis Association Player Development program) provides some great advice to help coaches improve power production. Continue reading