Category Archives: Dr. Mark Kovacs

Video: Taking Care of Your Body During Week of Tennis Matches

Video by iTPA Executive Director Dr. Mark Kovacs discussing dos and don’ts of preparation and recovery during week of tennis matches. Geared toward tennis players, but coaches can glean important info as well to share with players. Continue reading

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Presentation Slides From Performance Lectures at 2014 Tennis Medicine & Performance Conference

On July 19th and 20th, 2014 the iTPA and STMS combined to host the 2014 Tennis Medicine & Performance Conference in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). This great 2 day education event brought together experts in all aspects of tennis medicine, science, performance training and coaching. As many of the iTPA family could not attend in person we are providing some resources for our members in over 24 countries. In this post you will see a selection of the performance focused presentation slides.

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If you are interested in viewing 10 of the most well-attended sessions during the conference, please visit the link below with the ability to subscribe to over 7 hours of video from the conference 2014 Tennis Medicine & Performance Conference Videos

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Analyzing Roger Federer’s Backhand

As the current greatest tennis player of all time, it is hard to find too many weaknesses in Roger Federer’s game. Continue reading

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Todd Martin and Mark Kovacs Tennis Serve Tips: Video

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. Continue reading

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Live Session Video Clip from Todd Martin & iTPA Tennis Coaches Workshop: Runaround Forehand Drill

This live session video clip on the Runaround Forehand was filmed in December 2013 at the Todd Martin and iTPA Tennis Coaches Workshop. Continue reading

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Lactate / Lactic Acid in Tennis Players: Video

Discussion on Lactate / Lactic Acid in Tennis Players. Continue reading

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Video: DOMS Overview for Tennis Players

Video highlighting Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and Tennis Players. Continue reading

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Learning From the Novak Djokovic Return of Serve

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

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Video: Improving the Recovery Step

Continuing on the subject of recovery, below is a video discussing the recovery step and how to improve. Continue reading

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Video: Thera Band Tubing Row Exercise

iTPA demonstrates and discusses the Thera Band Tubing Row Exercise. Continue reading

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