Sports Science

Talking to yourself? Why it matters and how you can do it better

Have you ever wondered who a tennis player is talking to? During my time at lifetime, I noticed that during tennis matches players would often verbally express themselves. This included statements like “come on”, “that’s terrible “and “of course I would choke”.  But who are these players talking to? With no one else on the court …

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Long Term Athletic Development of a Tennis Player

WHAT IS LONG-TERM ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT? There are three things that are important by the time young sports people become adults: Strongand healthy bodies, high quality movement, and a high level of engagement. Long-term athletedevelopment is any pathway or process that promotes these outcomes. SPORT AND ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT ARE NOT THE SAME THING We use the …

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Physical Development of a tennis player

Without a doubt tennis is becoming an increasingly physical sport. There are few sports that require its elite athletes to excel across so many physical domains – speed, power, agility, aerobic endurance, anaerobic endurance strength and stability. A weak link in any of these capabilities in such an internationally competitive sport can mean the difference …

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