Category Archives: Speed & Agility

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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Biomechanics of the Tennis Groundstrokes: Implications for Strength Training

By Josh Bramblett, iTPA Staff

Strategy used to play tennis has undergone a dramatic change within the last 20-30 years. A large change is the differences in groundstroke technique. 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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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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The Runaround Forehand Footwork Drill – Young Athlete

As the runaround forehand is a major potential weapon for all athletes, developing the appropriate footwork pattern at a young age should be a goal of any coach Continue reading

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Reaction Time 101

One area which can have an immediate impact on how fast an athlete appears in short distances is the athlete’s reaction time. Reaction time is defined as Continue reading

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Improving Initial Acceleration: Learning from the Research

As a tennis performance specialist, one of the major roles you play in the tennis athlete’s development is helping him or her improve the on-court movement. Most tennis specific movements require specific technical work that is unique to tennis movements. However, we can all learn from athlete’s in other sports as to how best to get our athlete’s from point A to point B.   Continue reading

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Robby Ginepri Performs 2-Way Movement Drill with Resistance: Video

This 2-way movement drill with resistance performed by Robby Ginepri is a very important drill for advanced tennis players. Continue reading

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Forehand and Backhand Agility Drill: Video

The below video shows a great agility drill for tennis involving the forehand and backhand sides. Exercise Setup: Place a separate cone just inside the baseline within three feet from each singles sideline. If performing this exercise not on a tennis court, the cones would be 27 feet apart. Continue reading

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Robby Ginepri Performing the 6-Way Movement Drill [On Court]: Video

This is one of the best movement drills for well-trained tennis athletes. The accompanying video has Robby Ginepri performing this drill using a resistance cord (or bungee).

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