The Next Generation of Player Development
The Tennis Center for Performance Research (TCPR) was founded in 2017 with the mission to develop a new paradigm for player development and performance based on science, technology and data analytics. We are pioneering the application of research in the areas of biomechanics, sport medicine and physiology, strength and conditioning, vision, mental performance, tactics and footwork to the development of high performance athletes.
The TCPR Concept
Tennis Player Performance & Development
TCPR has assembled an unprecedented group of specialists based on their expertise, training and experience in the areas of tennis, sport science and sport medicine. These individuals represent the cutting edge of knowledge in player development and performance and share the desire to advance their knowledge base through continued research and collaboration.
Our team of specialists has combined each of their respective innovative programs for player development under one roof at TCPR. The package (Personal Training Program) extensively addresses all factors in performance and development in a manner never seen before in the tennis industry.
We have witnessed the evolution of technology and sport science in a number of other sports while tennis has remained behind with antiquated methods seldom grounded in science or research. TCPR is advancing the next level of high performance tennis training.
- World-class player development for junior athletes.
- World-class development for aspiring professionals.
- Coaches’ training and education.
- Tennis training facility partnerships.
- Online access to the most reliable information in tennis.
- Online consultation with our specialists.
Personal Training Program Components
Biomechanically Engineered Stroke Technique – Dr. Brian Gordon, Ph.D.
Dr. Gordon’s work has significantly contributed to the understanding of the biomechanics of high level technique. His Biomechanically Engineered Stroke Technique (BEST) System is the only empirically based stroke mechanics system in the world. It is based on three decades of academic and applied research and addresses neuromuscular optimization in stroke technique.
Mr. Peralta brings his extensive experience to TCPR as our tactical specialist. He has competed on the ATP Tour since 2000. Early in his career he reached #200 in the world in singles. More recently he has specialized in doubles reaching #29 in the world and currently he holds a protected ranking of #33 on the ATP World Tour in doubles. Mr. Peralta has extensive high performance coaching experience and works closely with our junior and pro players to develop their tactical skills – very few are more qualified for this role.
TCPR Dynamic Court Motion System
The Dynamic Court Motion (DCM) system developed by Dr. Brian Gordon adheres to strict compliance to the biomechanical properties of world-class movement. DCM generally addresses anaerobic metabolic pathway efficacy. The specific areas of emphasis include reaction time, preparation, acceleration, motion path efficacy, contact adjustment steps and recovery. These are addressed utilizing sophisticated quantification technologies to assess progression and monitor work volume and intensity.
TCPR High Performance Fit System
The High Performance Fit (HPF) System was developed as a collaboration by our experts in strength and conditioning, physical therapy, athletic training, physiology and biomechanics. This innovative program will improve player’s performance and durability. Sensory fitness is incorporated based on our association with High Performance Vision Associates to create a comprehensive and sophisticated approach to tennis performance fitness.
Noel Gressner, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS
Mr. Gressner brings his extensive experience as a Sport Medicine practitioner to TCPR. He will oversee the Sport Medicine Program. Mr. Gressner has been a certified athletic trainer at the highest levels of tennis. In addition he is a practicing physical therapist holding a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He is also a certified Strength & Conditioning specialist (CSCS) and a certified tennis coach with both the USPTA and PTR.
Sport Physiology Performance Program – Dr. Patricio Rossi, M.D.
Complementing his work in injury diagnostics and intervention, Dr. Rossi has developed the world’s most advanced program to systematically track and improve physiological function during play. He has worked with top professional players to develop a program tracking hydration, substrate levels, lactic acid accumulation, oxygen consumption and other physiological markers.
Valverde System – Dr. Jorge Valverde, Ph.D.
Dr. Valverde has developed arguably the most effective mental training system in tennis. He has helped an extensive list of professional, college and junior players based on his innovative Valverde System. The system is a compilation of his academic and applied work over several decades. Dr. Valverde has served as a consultant to several training programs and federations and is a sought after speaker at major junior championships and tennis science conferences.
From the Headquarters
Julio Peralta Joins TCPR
ATP Tour Veteran Julio Peralta joins TCPR as professional development lead coach and tactical specialist.
Training Facility Update
Construction continues on the TCPR training facility. Things are moving fast and completion is scheduled for April 2020.
The PTP format is expanded to include players seeking to play, or playing, at the pro level. Mr. Peralta will guide this world class program.
TCPR implements major upgrades to our S&C, footwork and Sport Medicine programs with new specialists and innovative protocols.
Personal Training Program – Junior Development
The PTP Junior Development program is our signature on-site junior player development system. Comprehensive training programs are designed for each individual by leveraging our expertise across the full spectrum of performance factors. Each program is built and implemented by the TCPR Specialists and Coaches. More information…
Personal Training Program – Professional Development
The PTP Professional Development specialization is designed for players training to compete at the highest level of tennis. It provides coaching expertise and access to resources typically not available to entry level pro players in one location. Programs are individually implemented accessing all of the performance training components available at TCPR.
Affiliate Training Centers
Though late to the game, tennis training is evolving fast now. TCPR intends to lead the revolution but we can’t do it alone. TCPR seeks forward thinking programs to join us. TCPR’s Tennis-Tech Program will position selected programs to dominate the new era of player development in tennis through technology and cutting-edge methodology. Available Winter 2020.
The TCPR Knowledge Base
The TCPR blog administered by Dr. Brian Gordon highlights a myriad of issues related to developing tennis athletes. An emphasis is on applied sport science but no topic related to the complexities of building a tennis player is off the table. New articles will be added on a regular basis. The content should be of particular interest to junior coaches, parents and players. Available Spring 2020.
The “TCPR Chronicles” is our on-line resource for tennis information. It is the most definitive information resource in the industry. It presents detailed descriptions of our key systems and how we apply the systems in player development. It also chronicles our on-going research into the systems and the efficacy of our training protocols. Available Summer 2020. More Information…
The Biomechanically Engineered Stroke Technique System (B.E.S.T.) is arguably tennis’ most advanced and researched program for evaluating and teaching stroke mechanics to developing players. Coaches interested in certification in the B.E.S.T. System are invited to visit TCPR to train personally with Dr. Gordon. Available Spring 2020.
TCPR Specialist Team
Brian Gordon, Ph.D.
Stroke & Movement Biomechanics Specialist, Junior High Performance Lead Coach
Tactics Specialist, Professional Development Lead Coach, Junior High Performance Lead Coach
Noel Gressner, PT, DPT, MTC, MEd, ATC, LAT, CSCS
Sport Medicine and Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Patricio Rossi, M.D.
Sport Physiology Specialist, Sport Medicine Consultant
Jorge Valverde, Ph.D.
Sport Psychology Specialist
Junior High Performance and Professional Development Coach
Lead Hitting Coach and Fitness Coach