By Oliver Statham, CTPS Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world with participation in more than 200 countries affiliated with the International Tennis Federation. Like many other sports, playing tennis places participants at risk of injury,
By Joshua Colomar, iTPA Intern In analyzing the psychological characteristics of highly skilled athletes, we find mental toughness as an important component many different ways (both practically and theoretically). However, many authors describe the importance of mental toughness, but consensus … Continue reading
Oxidative balance is something that is discussed in many different circles, from elite athletes to the everyday person.
By Joshua Colomar and Mark Kovacs, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D, CTPS, MTPS Although the forehand is one of the most important strokes in the game of tennis, the research data on the stroke is less than the data seen on the … Continue reading
by Joshua Colomar (iTPA) and Mark Kovacs, PhD, CTPS, MTPS (iTPA) The calendar of a tennis player at the junior, collegiate or professional level is increasing each year. The demands have increased with exhibition events,
By Joshua Colomar and Mark Kovacs, PhD, CTPS, MTPS Classical descriptions present tennis as a prolonged activity (2-4 hours) of repeated, high-intensity bouts interspersed with standardized rest periods.
Backhand groundstrokes are gaining importance in modern tennis. 20 or 30 years ago, many players had weaker backhands than forehands. In the modern game it is very difficult
By Joshua Colmar, iTPA Intern It is known that tennis is a very demanding sport. Tennis movement is a combination of eccentric-concentric muscle action; all movements are rapid and explosive and include accelerations, decelerations, stretches, jumps and strokes.
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.