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Press Release: Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning for Tennis

Press Release: Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning for Tennis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Philipp Halfmann Phone: +49 30 5770 3634 0 E-Mail: Philipp@IAAPH.org 1st All-in-One Tennis Strength & Conditioning Resource to Benefit Tennis Coaches, Players and Parents Berlin, Germany, 17/09/2012 – Professional Tennis and Strength & Conditioning coach Philipp Halfmann announced today the release of his new book “Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning...
USTA President Wrong about Reasons for Decline of US Tennis?

USTA President Wrong about Reasons for Decline of US Tennis?

According to Jon Vegosen, Chairman of the Board & President of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the USTA’a mission is “to promote and develop the growth of tennis…with focus on promoting and developing the growth of people through tennis”. When asked about an explanation for why “the US tennis hasn’t reached its own high...
Does a tennis player need to be in great shape in order to be successful?

Does a tennis player need to be in great shape in order to be successful?

The recent (Sept. 8th 2012) Wall Street Journal article “Why the USTA Benched America’s Best Junior” talks about the “World’s No. 1 Junior Girl, Taylor Townsend, and why her coaches say she needs to get in better shape”. Here are some thoughts…if Patrick McEnroe wants the players in the USTA program to be in decent shape...
Why Core Training for Tennis Players is Important

Why Core Training for Tennis Players is Important

Everything in tennis is ground driven, meaning the athlete pushes off the ground and transfers energy through the kinetic (movement) chain in order to exert force to hit the tennis ball. The reason that the trunk (the core) is relevant is because there are the most connecting points in the movement chain, which means that...
Why Great Tennis Coaches Need to Be Familiar with Exercise Science Principles

Why Great Tennis Coaches Need to Be Familiar with Exercise Science Principles

A great tennis coach is someone who can continuously improve/develop the player’s abilities without injuring the athlete, since the best tennis player is the one that is healthy (how much good does it do if one has the fastest serve but can’t walk onto the court?). Unfortunately, many tennis players suffer from recurring injuries, which could be...
Why Weight Lifting for Tennis Players Makes Sense

Why Weight Lifting for Tennis Players Makes Sense

There are different points of view with regards to physical conditioning for tennis players. Some people believe there should be no weight lifting involved because that makes the athlete bulky. Others believe that a tennis player only should use light weights when working out because using heavy weights makes the athlete move slower on the...
Areas of Expertise of a Quality Tennis Coach

Areas of Expertise of a Quality Tennis Coach

A quality coach is someone who can continuously improve/develop the player’s abilities without injuring the athlete, since the best athlete is the one that is healthy (how much good does it do if you have the fastest serve but you can’t walk onto the court?). With reference to the aforementioned definition, the quality of coaching in...