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A Student Turned Coach | Jeff Salzenstein

For as long as he can remember, Jeff Salzenstein has been obsessed with tennis. A self-proclaimed student of the game, he was constantly looking for ways to improve, which eventually led to him becoming one of the game’s most talented servers with an unexpected, yet...

The WTCA – Past, Present, and Future

Before the WTCA grew into a network of over 58,000 people from across the globe, it was a simple idea created during a casual conversation between two  friends. When CEO Sarah Stone was on holiday in Australia, she and a close friend chatted about a noticeable...

Fighting for Equality & Giving Back | Judy Dalton

While there is still a long way to go, there is no denying that women have made great strides towards equality within the sport of tennis. Of course, the turning point towards equality was the iconic moment when the ‘Original 9’ signed the one-dollar contracts with...

Low-FODMAP Diets for Tennis Performance | Dr. Rachel Pauls

When it comes to match preparation, one of the most crucial, yet often neglected tools for peak performance is nutrition. Fortunately, we live in a day in age where nutritional science is readily available at our fingertips with the simple push of a button. However,...

Mastering the First Step | Dr. Mark Kovacs

Without a doubt, one of the most important movement on the tennis court is a player’s first step. In fact, the majority of movements a player will make encompass a range of less than five feet. According to performance physiologist and coach Dr. Mark Kovacs, in order...

WTCA Announces TennisPAL™ as Major Partner

At the WTCA, one of our primary goals is to build relationships and empower females within the coaching community. With that specific goal in mind, we are proud to announce an official partnership with TennisPAL™  app and their official coach platform TennisPAL™...

Thirty30 – Revolutionizing Tennis | Mark Milne

As years go by, societies and cultures are forced to evolve to keep up with the times. The same can be said about sports. Over time, certain rules and principles become outdated, and in order to refrain from becoming obsolete, sports simply have to adjust. According...

Keeping Girls in Tennis with Miss-Hits | Laura Middleton

Time and time again we hear about the statistic that girls are dropping out of tennis at an alarming rate, yet despite the reports, there have been few changes implemented to combat this issue – until now. Enter Judy Murray and Laura Middleton, who have created a...

A Way to Reverse Coronary Artery Disease

CAD? Tough current medical and surgical treatments manage coronary artery disease, they do little to prevent or stop it. Nutritional intervention, as shown in our study and others, has halted and even reversed CAD. By Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr, MD; Gina Gendy, MD;...

Mastering the Return of Serve

By Jamie Kirkman How often do you as tennis coaches work on return of serve with your players? I hope your answer to this question is that you work on the return of serve very frequently, considering that the return of serve is the most important shot next to serving....

WTCA Named PTR Partner of the Year

The WTCA is excited and honored to have been selected as the Professional Tennis Registry’s first-ever ‘Partner of the Year.’ WTCA Chair of the Board Anni Miller received the award on behalf of the WTCA at the 2019 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The WTCA and the...

Excelling in Foreign Territory and Beyond | Conrad Singh

Tennis coaching is a difficult career path in and of itself for a multitude of reasons. Now imagine coaching tennis in a completely new country in an entirely foreign language and culture with different expectations and rules. Not only has Grand Slam Master Coach...

A Legacy Beyond the Court | Rosie Casals

A few times in a generation, we are lucky enough to be introduced to athletes who not only transcend their sport, but transform it. Among those athletes is Rosemary “Rosie” Casals. Casals’ tennis career was illustrious not only on the court, but also through her fight...

The Value of Choosing College Tennis | Debbie Shaffer

High risk, high reward. That’s the phrase that comes to mind when considering a young tennis player’s decision to turn professional instead of choosing to play collegiately and receive an education through an athletic scholarship. However, the reality is that very few...

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