Keepin' You in Play

OVERUSE INJURIES/MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

Overuse injuries which may be caused by several factors including training errors, improper technique, not allowing your body adequate time for recovery, doing too much too soon, and repetitive movement...

MOVEMENT

 There are 7 basic movement patterns an athlete must be able to perform.  Squat, Hurdle (single leg balance), Lunge, Bend, Push, Pull, Rotate...

GENERAL FITNESS

 A fitness program serves three main purposes which include injury reduction with quicker recovery time, longevity, and improved sports performance...

REST and RECOVERY

We are taught to work harder, keep pushing, pain is weakness leaving the body.  But it’s when our bodies are recovering that it adapts and changes, becoming stronger, faster, more fit. In order to continue to compete at an appropriate level, adequate rest and recovery is necessary and it has to be part of the training process versus something we do every once in a while...

NUTRITION

The process of taking in food and using it for health, growth and repair. Nutrition is important for tennis players because it provides a source of energy required to perform. Food is the body’s fuel like gas is fuel for a car. Don’t put enough gas in, the car won’t run. Put the wrong type of gas in, and it could mess up your engine. Making better food choices can help improve performance, prevent injuries and promote recovery...

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MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness a mental state in which we are fully present in the moment while acknowledging and accepting...