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Sport Science encompasses a number of different disciplines including strength and conditioning, sport medicine, biomechanics, motor learning, sport psychology, nutrition and exercise physiology. All of the sport sciences play a large part in the development of a successful tennis player.

Listed below are overviews of each of the areas in this section. Each week we will bring more reading materials to our players.


Strength and Conditioning
Focuses on tennis-specific strength training programs for injury prevention, on the road training and age-appropriate programs for young players

Sports Medicine
Includes the treatment and prevention of athletic injuries and rehabilitation

Biomechanics and Technique
Deals with the analysis of human movements and forces, including the analysis of proper and improper stroke mechanics.

Growth Development and Motor Learning
Focuses on movement behavior as a result of practice or experience and deals with the process by which the human body learns movements and both basic and complex tasks.

Sport Psychology
Deals with the mental side of tennis and encompasses the study of human behavior within the setting of sport.

The study of the utilization of food substances during physical activity.

Deals with the study of how the systems of the body function and specifically adapt during exercise.

  • Strength Training
  • Conditioning
  • Footwork
  • Jumping Rope
  • Yoga/Pilates
  • Stretching
  • Serving
  • Parental Involvement
  • Developing the Female Tennis Player

  • Mental
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Health & Sun
  • Injuries & Prevention/Recovery
  • Equipment & Resources
  • Strength Training for Your Players