Complete Conditioning for Tennis (Complete Conditioning for Sports Series)

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9780736069380: Complete Conditioning for Tennis (Complete Conditioning for Sports Series)

Increase strength, power, agility, and quickness and take your game to a much higher level. Complete Conditioning for Tennis details how to make the most of your training time with exercises, drills, and programs designed to


-assess your fitness level,

-improve footwork,

-increase speed and flexibility,

-enhance stamina,

-boost mental focus, and

-prevent common injuries.

Additionally, the 90-minute DVD takes you on court and into the gym to demonstrate the drills and exercises used by the pros.

Endorsed by the United States Tennis Association, Complete Conditioning for Tennis is simply the best guide to developing the highest level of athleticism for success in the sport.

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From the Publisher:

"This book covers it all. Anything you ever wanted to know about training for the sport of tennis is right here."

Patrick McEnroe Professional tennis player Tennis analyst, ESPN

"This is a great book with extremely helpful information for players of all levels—from beginners to professionals."

Mary Joe Fernandez Professional tennis player 1992 and 1996 Olympic gold medalist

"Finally, a training book that’s tied directly to tennis performance. The USTA’s conditioning program combines the best in exercise science with the best in on-court skill development."

Pam Shriver Tennis analyst, ABC Sports and ESPN Former professional tennis player

"This is the most comprehensive conditioning book on tennis currently available."

Lindsay Davenport Professional tennis player

About the Author:

E. Paul Roetert, Ph.D., is the Managing Director of the United States Tennis Association's Player Development Program. In addition, he serves as Tournament Director of the U.S. Open Junior Tennis Championships. Before re-joining the USTA in November, 2001, Roetert spent two years as the Executive Director of the American Sport Education Program. Prior to that position he spent eleven years as the Administrator of Sport Science for the USTA where he developed the sport science program. He also served as Vice Chairman of the sport science committee.

Roetert has published extensively in the field of tennis, including two books, 16 book chapters and well over 100 articles. He is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a Master Professional with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and an Honorary Member of the Professional Registry (PTR). In 1998 he received the PTR's Plagenhoef Award for sport science; in 1999 the Editorial Excellence Award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association for his work on the Journal of Strength and Conditioning and Research; and in 2000 the Outstanding Alumni award from the University of Connecticut. He is also the 2002 Educational Merit Award recipient from the International Tennis Hall of Fame for outstanding service to the game of tennis.

Roetert holds a Ph.D. in biomechanics from the University of Connecticut. Originally from the Netherlands, he and his wife Barbara reside in Miami, Florida.

Todd S. Ellenbecker, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS, is the clinic director at Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. A licensed physical therapist, he has researched and taught in the field for 18 years.

Ellenbecker is certified by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as both a sports clinical specialist and orthopedic clinical specialist. The APTA also awarded him its Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Teaching Award in 1999. He was chairman of the APTA's Shoulder Special Interest Group and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

In addition, Ellenbecker is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). He is chairman of the USTA's National Sport Science Committee and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 2003, the NSCA named him the Sports Medicine Professional of the Year.

He has served as a member of the Thera-Band research advisory committee and is coauthor of The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance. He also has cowritten The Elbow in Sport, World-Class Tennis Technique, and Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise.

Ellenbecker lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife, Gail.

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