iTPA Member Spotlight: Marko Nieminen, CTPS
Marko Nieminen, CTPS
Marko has a broad knowledge of a variety of sports but more in-depth knowledge of tennis. He has been involved in strength and conditioning coaching in tennis since 2008, e.g. coaching two-time Finnish national championship medalist and other elite/high level tennis players in Finland. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Sport Coaching and Fitness Testing Science, and is also an iTPA Certified Tennis Performance Specialist (2014) and a certified Massage Therapist.
A few years back he studied the physical aspects of tennis - effect of neuromuscular functioning in fast response situation in tennis. Marko is currently conducting an ongoing sport psychological study for his doctoral dissertation, which is also a cooperation continuum with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) started during the preceding pilot study. He has adopted a holistic and evidence-based approach to help tennis players to maximize their potential (available on project basis or as a part-time coach). The iTPA CTPS course & course material provides one great resource to do that.