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Sport Science Mission Statement

"To review, evaluate and disseminate sport science and sports medicine  information relevant to tennis."
Sport Science encompasses a number of different disciplines including strength and conditioning, sport medicine, biomechanics, motor learning, sport psychology, nutrition and exercise physiology.  All of the sport sciences play a large part in the development of a successful tennis player.

Overview

Strength and Conditioning

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Focuses on tennis-specific strength training programs for injury prevention, on the road training and age-appropriate programs for young players.

Sports Medicine

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Includes the treatment and prevention of athletic injuries and rehabilitation

Biomechanics and Technique

Biomechanics and Technique

Deals with the analysis of human movements and forces, including the analysis of proper and improper stroke mechanics.

Growth and Development

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Focuses on movement behavior as a result of practice or experience and deals with the process by which the human body learns movements and both basic and complex tasks.

Sports Psychology

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Deals with the mental side of tennis and encompasses the study of human behavior within the setting of sport.

Nutrition

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The study of the utilization of food substances during physical activity.

Physiology

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Deals with the study of how the systems of the body function and specifically adapt during exercise.

Information

Online Learning

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The USTA offers one Sport Science exam online (Level I) to increase your knowledge in a variety of fields specific to coaching tennis.

Resources

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Check out documents from Coaching Education, Sport Science and 10 and Under Tennis that are useful for coaches, parents and players.

Sports Science Committee

Sport Science Commitee

The USTA Sport Science Committee is comprised of 16 members who in many cases are both experts and world leaders within their respective areas of sport science.

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