Category Archives: Injury Prevention

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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Medicine/Injury Prevention Slide Presentations from the 2014 Tennis Medicine & Performance Conference

If you were unable to attend the 2014 Tennis Medicine & Performance Conference in person, you missed one great educational event. However, we want to provide great value to iTPA members and we are including a selection of the medical/injury prevention presentation slides from the 2014 Tennis Medicine & Performance Conference below. 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 VideosDSC_0717 Continue reading

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Physical and Physiological Demands of Tennis

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 the body. The focus of the game has changed from finesse to power and speed. Continue reading

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Heat at the Australian Open

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), temperatures rose to over 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The intense heat wave has resulted in: Continue reading

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Ice Baths: Can They Help The Tennis Athlete Recover?

Improving recovery from tough training sessions or intense tournament matches is one area that the TPT or CTPS needs to constantly work on to ensure your players can recover optimally so that the next day of training or competition can be optimized. Although many techniques are used in attempt to improve recovery, this post will focus on Continue reading

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Olympic Lifting Pros and Cons for The College Tennis Player: Audio Clip

Olympic Lifting Pros and Cons for The College Tennis Player – A Perspective from a noted Orthopedic Surgeon who has been a Team Physician for Olympic Weightlifting at the 200 Summer Olympics and who works with dozens of professional, collegiate and high school tennis athletes. Continue reading

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iTPA Tennis Stroke Mechanics and Injury Prevention Dec 2012 Seminar: Video

This 1 hour 30 minute seminar video provides the latest information on how to analyze tennis technique to improve performance and limit the likelihood of injury. Continue reading

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STMS/USTA Tennis Medicine & Injury Prevention 2012 Conference: Summary and Intro

It was a real honor for the iTPA to be heavily involved in the STMS/USTA Tennis Medicine & Injury Prevention Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia Dec 15th & 16th, 2012 hosted at Life University. The quality of speakers was outstanding. Continue reading

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Dr. Neeru Jayanthi Discusses Shoulder Injuries in Adult Tennis Players: Video

In this video, Dr. Neeru Jayanthi (Director of the Tennis Medicine Program and Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and iTPA Certification Commissioner) discusses potential and common shoulder injuries in adult recreational tennis players. Continue reading

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American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting Tennis-Specific Research Review: Part 2

Continuation of tennis-specific research review from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 59th Annual Meeting. The iTPA has reviewed the research presented and below are two tennis performance focused studies that are relevant to improving tennis performance and reducing injuries. Continue reading

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