Monthly Archive: January 2018

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The Metabolic Demands of Tennis

The metabolic demands in tennis have not been described or understood as clearly as with other sports such as running, swimming or cycling. As a result, tennis coaches and players often develop and perform...
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Hydration and Electrolytes

Alize Cornet, Australian Open 2018 At times, the toughest opponent a tennis player can face it's not on the opposite site of the court, but within the environment itself. A hot environment can not...
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The Kinetic Chain – The Serve

One of the most common concepts in the history of stroke technique is that of the “kinetic chain”. In the context of serve instruction it is generally communicated that if a player uses their...
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Introduction to the BEST System

The BEST System The “Biomechanically Engineered Stroke Technique” or BEST system is the signature research project at TCPR. It is a project because it’s evolution is constant. The system provides a full description of...
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Biomechanics: What is Stroke Biomechanics?

Stroke Biomechanics The term “Biomechanics” is used fairly liberally these days in the tennis world as any inference to stroke technique. Biomechanics is, however, a broad based scientific discipline requiring many years of training...