Complete Conditioning for Tennis

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Complete Conditioning for TennisE. Paul Roetert, Todd S. Ellenbecker
United States Tennis Association

US Price: $26.95
224 pages

About the Author | Table of Contents | Words of Praise

Increase your strength, power, agility, and quickness and take your game to a higher level with Complete Conditioning for Tennis.

Additionally, the 90-minute DVD takes you on court and into the gym to demonstrate the drills and exercises used by the pros. This book and DVD includes programs designed to assess your fitness level, improve footwork, speed, and flexibility and enhance your stamina and mental focus while preventing common injuries so you can be your best on the court.

Complete Conditioning for Tennis details how to make the most of your training time with exercises, drills, and programs designed to:

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.

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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Words of Praise

"This book and DVD package is a must for players who want to take their game to the next level. My own training program is based on most of the drills and exercises outlined in this book and DVD."

James Blake
Professional Tennis Player

“This is a great resource for players of all levels. The DVD serves as a very practical and user-friendly companion piece to an excellent book.”

Chris Evert
Former Tennis Champion

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

Patrick McEnroe
U.S Davis Cup Captain
Tennis Analyst, ESPN

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