and Conditioning for Tennis
When you watch the game of tennis
you can appreciate the power and strength players today
have. On top of that, factor in the fact that
matches can last anywhere from 30 minutes to over 5
hours, and you quickly realize that tennis players
have to have extraordinary fitness, power and endurance.
A properly designed strength and conditioning program
can help any player elevate his or her game to a new
As an athlete, preparation for peak
performance includes proper training and conditioning
combined with dedication and skill. Sometimes athletes
forget that proper nutrition is a key component to gaining
the competitive edge. Even when the best trained and
conditioned athlete is not eating properly it will be
difficult for them to perform at maximum potential.
NCAA hosts a website to promote
a healthy and safe environment for student-athletes
regarding optimal nutrition, positive body image and
peak performance by providing education and awareness.
Sport Manitoba – Sport psychologists
Cal Botterill and Tom Patrick address 12 key questions
young athletes should be asking themselves in their
The Role of
Parents in Junior Tennis
The role of parents in junior tennis
is an important component of player development, and
coaches frequently find themselves searching for the
best way to interact with parents and educate them about
their role in the development of elite level tennis
players. As part of a USTA Sport Science Research Grant,
a three stage study was conducted to better understand
BritishTennisParents.com – Website for the parents
of junior tennis players developed in collaboration
with the Lawn Tennis Association.
Being a Better Tennis Parent
format] – Guidelines
to help the parents of young tennis players by the
International Tennis Federation (ITFTennis.com).
A Guide for Sport Parents
format] – A resource
handbook co-authored by University of Winnipeg sport
psychologists Cal Botterill and Tom Patrick. It
is designed to be a quick read and reference while
addressing common issues to youth sports and the
roles and responsibilities of parents in dealing
with these issues.