Category Archives: Serve

How Many Serves Should Junior Tennis Players Hit Per Day, Per Week, Per Year During Development: A Discussion

One of the questions that come up at many coaching conferences and in the strength and conditioning, physical therapy, athletic training and medical communities is related to what is an appropriate recommendation for the amount of serves a junior tennis player should hit per day or per week. Much interest is related 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.


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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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 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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2012 STMS/USTA Tennis Medicine & Injury Prev Conference Summary: Dr. Ben Kibler Tennis Serve Statistics

Some Basic Serve Statistics From The ATP and WTA Tour

Tennis serve statistics can provide some very valuable information about the tennis athlete. Every level of the game serve statistics will be different based on the level of athlete, style of play and gender. However, much can be learned from analyzing the data. Continue reading

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New Article: 8 Stage Analysis of Federer’s Serve

The iTPA has been fortunate to write several articles for Tennis India Magazine. This one analyzes the 8 stages of Roger Federer’s Serve. Continue reading

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2 New Hour Long Videos Available Free for Members Only: Breaking Down the Serve (8 Stages) and Common Tennis Problems & Drills to Improve

Two new videos posted to ITPA.TV that are available FREE only to iTPA Members (normally cost $9.99 for non-members). These videos are both filmed live presentations featuring iTPA Executive Director Dr. Mark Kovacs and are about an hour long each. Click links below to view and download these informative new videos. Visit our main ITPA.TV channel on Dartfish to see other videos offered.
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