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

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,...

Embracing the Process and Performing Freely | Kevin O’Neill

Embracing the Process and Performing Freely | Kevin O’Neill

With the rise of instant gratification in today’s day in age, a focus on quick rewards, high rankings and a magic number of wins is becoming increasingly prevalent in sports, particularly for Western society. However, if you ask tennis professional and coach of rising...

Mastering the First Step | Dr. Mark Kovacs

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

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

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 Over time, certain rules and principles become outdated, and in order to refrain from becoming obsolete, sports simply have to adjust.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

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...

WTCA Named PTR Partner of the Year

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

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 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

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...

Buil​din​g Culture From the Inside Out

Buil​din​g Culture From the Inside Out

Building a positive on-court culture among athletes is vital to the success of any tennis program, but this culture cannot be built solely on the tennis courts alone. According to Kim Clijsters Academy Assistant Manager Yasemin Ozsoy, creating an encouraging and...

Adopting a 360 Degree View of Tennis | Ian Barstow

Adopting a 360 Degree View of Tennis | Ian Barstow

When you think of tennis, the first analogy that comes to your mind is probably not ‘The Blind Men and the Elephant.’ However, if you ask physical therapist and strength and conditioning expert Ian Barstow, there is no parable more applicable to the sport. Barstow...

Lessons Learned from Billie Jean King | Bill Riddle

Lessons Learned from Billie Jean King | Bill Riddle

You would be hard-pressed to find another person with the breadth and depth of experiences Bill Riddle has had throughout his career as a tennis coach. Riddle has held just about every job in the business, ranging from college coach to commentator for FOX.  However, a...

Why League Play is Vital to Tennis | Jane Forman

Why League Play is Vital to Tennis | Jane Forman

Conventionality is a word that has simply never been a part of Jane Forman’s vocabulary. After finishing an illustrious collegiate and professional career, Forman made the natural transition into coaching. However, she quickly realized that continuing strictly on the...

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