- How does the brain develop when an athlete is very young?
- Adolescent age and stage is important.
- Understanding the differences between the different stages is important for the Tennis Performance Trainer or Certified Tennis Performance Specialist.
Perspective below from Dr. Ellen Rome, Head of the Center for Adolescent Medicine at The Cleveland Clinic and a Member of the iTPA Certification Commission (www.itpa-tennis.org/certification-commission) and a member of the USTA Sports Science Committee.
Below is an audio interview featuring iTPA Certification Commission and renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Marc Safran. Dr. Safran is Professor and Associate Director of Sports Medicine at Stanford University. He is a team physician for the Stanford Teams and is the director of the sport medicine fellowship program. Dr. Safran is also the chief orthopedic consultant to the WTA. He has served as the medical director of the San Diego WTA tournament for 13 years and is the medical director of the ATP tournament in San Jose (since 2002), and has been a neutral site physician for several Davis Cup ties.
In this audio clip, Dr. Safran offers tips to parents on ways to keep competitive, young tennis players healthy. A must-listen for parents!