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 (System TCPR) 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.
- Coaches’ training and education.
- Tennis training facility partnerships.
- Online access to the most reliable information in tennis.
- Online consultation with our specialists.
System TCPR 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.
Sport Medicine 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.
TCPR Functional Fitness System
The on-court training system developed by our staff will improve player’s performance and durability. Endurance, strength, power, speed, agility, balance and stability are addressed in the context of on-court drilling and tennis specific routines. Sensory fitness is incorporated based on our training with High Performance Vision Associates into a functionally relevant approach to tennis performance fitness.
TCPR Dynamic Motion System
The on-court Dynamic Motion System developed by our staff will improve a player’s movement during play. The specific areas of emphasis include motion preparation, acceleration, motion path efficacy and recovery. These are addressed exclusively during live ball drilling and infused routines to ensure these skills will translate to match situations.
Chow Tennis Academy – Kevin Chow
Mr. Chow is a high-performance coach and creator of the Chow Tennis Academy. He has a distinguished history of developing high-performance players in South Florida. Through his academy he has shaped the skills of many of the top players to come out of Miami. He specializes in managing the competitive environment and constructing the tactical plans and related skills to succeed in high level competition.
From the Headquarters
Information, News, Events
Player and Coach Training Opportunities
Personal Training Academy
The Personal Training Academy is our signature on-site 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…
Stroke Biomechanics (Coaches)
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 understanding the B.E.S.T. System are invited to visit TCPR to work directly with Dr. Gordon. Available Spring 2020.
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 Summer 2020.
Virtual Education Opportunities
Issues in Player Development
The TCPR blog administered by Dr. Brian Gordon highlights a myriad of issues related to developing tennis athletes. An emphasis is stoke mechanics 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 coaches, parents and players. Available Winter 2019.
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 Spring 2019. More Information…
Can’t make it to S. Florida and don’t have time to study our on-line resources? Let the team at TCPR be your virtual consultant. Online consultations can be utilized for virtual coaching from any of our specialists at any frequency and for any duration desired by an athlete or coach. Consultation is a powerful way to get clarification on a complex issue or a detailed plan for development. More information…
TCPR Specialist Team
Dr. Patricio Rossi
M.D. Radiology, Medical and Injury Consultant, Physiological Assessment and Intervention Specialist
Dr. Jorge Valverde
Ph.D. Psychology, Performance Psychology Specialist
TCPR High Performance Coaches
Tactics and Competition Specialist, High Performance Coach, TCPR Lead Coach