Dr. Morey Kolber Discusses Recommendations and Observations on Strengthening the Tennis Player's Shoulder
In this audio clip recorded at the 2012 NSCA Conference, Dr. Morey Kolber, a physical therapist at Nova Southeastern University, discusses his recommendations and observations for strengthening tennis players' shoulders. Certain exercises and stretches are also discussed.
Learning From Some Of The Best Sport Scientists and Strength & Conditioning Specialists From All Over The World: The iTPA At The 2012 National Strength & Conditioning Association
The 2012 National Strength & Conditioning Association National Conference and Exhibition was held in Providence, Rhode Island (July 11-14th, 2012). This was the 35th year that the NSCA has been in existence, and the conference was a great event which highlighted the founding of the organization through its growth to a leading association providing strength and conditioning information to coaches throughout the world. The NSCA started as a group of strength coaches who got together over some drinks to “talk shop.” Over the years it has grown into an important organization in the industry which aims at providing scientific information relevant to testing, training and rehabilitating athletes. This year’s conference had over 1000 people in attendance from a number of countries. The conference combines keynote lectures, research presentations, practical hands-on training sessions, the latest scientific research studies presented in poster and free-communication form as well as an extensive exhibit hall with the latest strength and conditioning equipment on display. Some great information was presented over the four days from all aspects of sport science and strength & conditioning.
Very little information is focused on tennis, but much of the information that was presented can be applied to training tennis athletes and improving speed, strength, power, muscular endurance, aerobic capacity, flexibility and a number of other physical variables. The iTPA was very well represented with a number of certification commissioners and advisory board members presenting lectures, hands-on presentations and serving on different committees. A number of iTPA members were also in attendance, and some great tennis-specific training information was discussed. Over the coming week the iTPA is developing a series of summaries that will provided to the iTPA membership posted in the iTPA Inner Circle Member Only Website www.itpamembers.org. These summaries are providing the latest information from the conference with specific emphasis on how this information can help train the tennis athlete. Some of the topics discussed include:
To access content on the iTPA Inner Circle Member Only Website, sign up today for either Tennis Performance Trainer (TPT) or Certified Tennis Performance Specialist (CTPS).
International Tennis Performance Association (iTPA) is now an Associate Member of the National Club Association (NCA). We'll be promoting the importance of iTPA Certification for club tennis pros and fitness professionals in this important partnership. This will include editorial items in NCA print publications, on their website and conferences. We are committed to enhancing the quality of tennis training in clubs internationally and across America, and this is an important first step to increasing awareness to club owners and managers of the importance of hiring an iTPA Certified Tennis Pro and/or Fitness Professional, and requiring current staff to become certified.
The iTPA was also recently added as an official Approved Continuing Education Provider for the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA). CTPS is awarded 1.0 credits.
The heat wave in the US is setting records all over the country. It is just another reminder to all tennis players at every level to take the important precautions to handle playing tennis in the heat. During the summer months it is not uncommon for tennis athletes to play more than six hours of tennis in very hot conditions. Although playing in hot and humid weather is physically and mentally draining, here are 7 practical tips that can help any tennis athlete prepare to compete in hot and humid conditions.