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    The Tennis Congress

      I was recently invited to be part of the teaching faculty at the United States Tennis Congress, which was held from October 6-10 in Tucson, Arizona. The above photo shows the S&C team at the event following our ‘Athlete Assessment Session’. It was a truly phenomenal event with...

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    Lionel Messi – brilliance in simplicity

    As previously mentioned, I love looking across a variety of sports at what the best do and how they do it and seeing what we can learn from them. I recently came across the following article about the Barcelona forward and arguably the best player in the world, Lionel Messi. https://grup14.com/article/form-follows-function-the-rationality-of-lionel-messi...

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    The best work to get better

    It is fascinating to look at the habits and behaviours of the best sportspeople, what it is they do, how they maximise their abilities and then what their attitude is once they are at the summit. At the moment, Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors in the NBA is rewriting the record-books and redefining...

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    Master Tennis Performance Specialist

      Further to my previous posts on the subject, I am thrilled to say that I recently passed my Master Tennis Performance Specialist certification with the International Tennis Performance Association (iTPA). In achieving this prestigious accolade, at the time of writing, there are only 10-12 MTPS...

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    Player Perspectives – a coach/player chat

    I just wanted to share an interesting conversation I had with a 14 year old female tennis player recently. It may not be 100% accurate but hopefully the essence of it will come across. We had just finished a session; on this occasion it had been an on-court movement session and we were walking back

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    The Davis Cup

    I was recently invited down to the National Tennis Centre (NTC) as part of a small ‘working group’ to discuss a wide variety of Strength & Conditioning subjects, to help drive best practice across the country. We also discussed the characteristics we would want to develop in the tennis...

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    ITPA BLOG POST

    Below is a link to the ITPA (International Tennis Performance Association) Blog page, which I recently contributed to. http://www.itpa-tennis.org/itpa-blog.html Scroll down to 12/2/2016 or 2/12/2016 as it is on the blog! However, do check out some of the other blog posts while you’re there! My...

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    ‘Tennis Specific Positions’ – training for them

    Like many others, I was engrossed by the action at the recent Australian Open. It was a fantastic tournament with an unbelievable level of athleticism on display. The official Twitter account of the Australian Open provided some superb updates and they really excelled themselves with some of the pictures...

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    Joel Good – a coach in the making.

    There are many different ways to measure ‘success’ as a Strength & Conditioning Coach. One of the things I love about what I do is seeing the athletes I work with grow as people not just as the athlete on the court/pitch. What I also look to do is provide each person with the tools

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  • Master Tennis Performance Specialist Workshop

    It’s taken my a little while to write about it but back in August I went to Atlanta, Georgia, attending the Master Tennis Performance Specialist certification workshop with the International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA) The venue for the course was The Marietta Country Club and the hospitality...

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