Category Archives: Young Tennis Players

International Olympic Committee (IOC) consensus statement on youth athletic development

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Below you will see the abstract from the full report and also some of the major principles outlined in the report. Please let us know if you agree with the points made and if you have any thoughts specifically related to this topic. Continue reading

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Youth Athletic Development: International Olympic Committee Consensus Statement

Below are some of the conclusions from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) consensus statement on youth athletic development which was recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Some very interesting conclusions and ideas presented. Very relevant for any 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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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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Should Young Kid Lift Weights? What Does the Science Tell Us?

For the last few decades, the discussion around whether young kids should lift weights or perform resistance training has progressed substantially. It is important to review the science around resistance training in young individuals and make decisions about training based on the best available science. Continue reading

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10 Key Concepts of Youth Physical Fitness

Improving youth physical fitness is a major objective of city, state, regional and federal government agencies, multiple organizations and trade associations, non-profits and private companies. Below is an article provided by Continue reading

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Position Statement on Youth Resistance Training: The 2014 International Consensus

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.”

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Dr. Ellen Rome: Eating Issues in Young Tennis Athletes

Perspectives from Dr. Ellen Rome on Eating Issues in Young Athletes. She is head of the Center for Adolescent Medicine at The Cleveland Clinic, a member of the iTPA Certification Commission and a member of USTA Sport Science Committee. Continue reading

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Olympic Lifting for the Junior Tennis Player: Audio Clip from Dr. Feder

Olympic Lifting For The Junior 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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Overhead Squat Progression with Young Tennis Athlete

Below video shows an Overhead Squat Progression with a Young Tennis Athete. Continue reading

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