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 certification.
- Tennis training facility partnerships.
- Online access to the most reliable information in tennis.
- Online consultation with our team of 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.
High Performance Fitness System – TCPR Lead Coaches
Innovative training systems developed by our staff will improve player’s performance and durability. Endurance, strength, explosiveness, flexibility, stability, movement and recovery are harmonized to develop the complete athlete and help prevent injuries. In addition, sensory fitness is incorporated based on our training with High Performance Vision Associates into a truly global approach to tennis fitness.
Bailey Tennis Footwork – David Bailey
The Bailey Tennis Footwork System is arguably the world’s best known and well researched program for tennis specific footwork, movement and balance. Mr. Bailey’s system is based on two decades of extensive study into the footwork exhibited by tennis’ greatest professionals. This database is the foundation of his system to teach footwork to developing players.
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.
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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…
Level 1 coach certification for System TCPR is available to coaches who have completed the Level 2 certification on-line. It is an upgrade requiring attendance at a seminar at TCPR to interact and train directly with our team. It is our highest level education experience and provides attendees the most extensive knowledge base in the tennis industry. Available Fall 2019.
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 2019.
Virtual Education Opportunities
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’s Level 2 certification is available across our multiple disciplines (System TCPR) on-line. The process requires rigorous training of high-level concepts and testing. Completion represents a very high proficiency in all performance critical areas as they relate to developing players. Available Fall 2019.
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
Tactics and Competition Specialist, High Performance Coach, TCPR Lead Coach